OK, got the car at 65,000 miles and parted with it at 73,000 miles.
- Window motor in rear went 65,600 (cost $100).
- Interior started to wear badly and the black ink started to turn white.
- Water pump failed : replaced water pump and hoses (cost $200).
- Radiator exploded : replaced radiator and thermostat (cost $500).
- Air bad light on red : faulty safety system.
- Check engine light on : 02 sensors need to be replaced.
- Exhaust leak at the flex pipe.
- Exhaust system started to rot : replaced catalytic converter, muffler, piping (cost $300).
- Alternator failed, needed to replace it (cost $200).
- Starter motor failed, needed to replace it (cost $150).
- Car emblems and decals started to rust and come off.
- Car's front axle making a loud screeching noise : issues with suspension and steering.
- Body of car shows every scratch; very cheap paint and body work for a car.
OK, I knew it wasn't a fast sports car, but the power for the 2.0 is extremely slow. The car cost many repairs as I stated previously. The car was a free present, but has cost me nothing but money. There wasn't a warranty, so I paid everything out of pocket. The car didn't look so bad, but was a hassle.
I bought a new car at 73,000 miles and sold this car. If I had kept this car, I would have had to soon replace the timing belt and give it a tune up by changing the spark plugs and such.
All I did was fix issues that made the car undriveable. There was other maintenance issues like steering/suspension/air filter/fuel filter/ coolant and other that needed to be serviced.