Body rust issues all over in the grueling Quebec salty sand roads. After about 5 years, I began to touch up paint nicks or rust by hand with gloss black paint. but have had to have both lower right and left sides, and part of floor metal, replaced at the 15 year point.
Door lock mechanisms are glitchy, window handles replaced each twice or 3 times, and full hard-top doors have had to be adjusted a couple of times as they needed to be slammed HARD to get them to close properly. Driver's side lower back of window frame cracked and needed welding. Passenger side window gaskets dried out, blocking the window from going up without difficulty.
Hard top hydraulic supports are tired after 18 years.
Driver seat belt clip won't click-in after 18 years.
Soft top was toast after 15 years; the last 7 in the Mexican sun.
Windshield washer reservoir has sprung leaks after 18 years.
Console lock died after 5 or 6 years.
First one speaker died, then Std AM/FM radio died too around the 10 year point.
Horn stopped working reliably after only 3 or 4 years.
Water leaks onto passenger side floor in rain since 8 or 9 years old.
Driver's seat began to tear and sag at 18 years.
With just routine maintenance, and replaced valve cover gasket, the original engine still performs well, even towing, and complies with California smog limits.