5,000 - Needed a new engine.
25,000 - Transmission rebuild.
50,000 - Transmission rebuild.
55,000 - New convertible top.
65,000 - Transmission rebuild.
70,000 - New cylinder head.
120,000 - New cylinder head.
125,000 - New convertible top.
145,000 - New engine and clutch.
146,000 - New convertible top.
All the engine problems were from the camshaft retaining screws coming out and getting jammed into the head by a cam lobe. This caused the oil and water to mix.
There was a lot of warranty work done at the dealer. On the second head rebuild the dealer tried to back out of paying. I had to show proof of oil changes. I had receipts, log book, and the box top of each oil filter. They also tried to not pay for the second transmission rebuild.
After the warranty expired I have done all repairs myself. I replaced the engine with one from a 94 Geo Tracker with 47,000 miles. I plan on driving it for another few years.
I have been the only owner of this Tracker for over 10 years. It looks good, with the new top again. The paint on the hood started to peel, but I re-painted it myself.
One key area, is that many parts are not available from any parts store. They are dealer only. I had to make a clutch pilot shaft tool myself to install the new clutch.