2 years ago the transmission went out - but was covered under warranty (barely) so it has been fixed. The rear struts went out last year, but were replaced w/o a prob. The starter went out on me, but that was easly replaced by my uncle.
I have had this car in the body shop twice since owning it. Once because someone backed into my car & the other in an accident. The car has held up very well even after 2 trips to the body shop w/o any MAJOR malfuntions.
After the accident though my dome light went ka-put. It works when it wants to now. There's a wire loose some where - but I am not overly concerned with it since I do most of my driving in the day.
My front end shakes a little when the brakes are applied so it's time to have the brakes checked out. I still need to get the timing belt changed - which is in the near future.
But over all I have loved this car. It has been very reliable. I do a lot of driving during the week, to work, from work, to the sitters, etc. I put at least 200 miles on my car in 4 days & it's held up great.
The only things I have ever had to repair/replace are:
Transmission, tail light, speakers, struts, tires, filters & the starter.
Too bad I can't get a newer model of this car when/if this one ever stops running.