Water pipes corroded and developed leaks (en mass).
Temperature gauges needed replacing.
Belts stripped off while driving at 20k.
Overheating while going up hills on the freeway.
Coolant required every morning!
Minor transmission oil leak.
Well in the hall of fame of crap cars, this one is right up there. My previous crap car (a Peugeot 306 of a similar vintage) had the air conditioning unit fall out while driving, but thankfully it was held up by something under the car until it could be reinstalled, so I really shouldn't be complaining.
But this car has had one thing or another go wrong just about constantly since I bought it. Based on other reviews, I decided to buy the car, which on the face of it was ok-ish. I was hoping to get another 50,000 or 60,000 driving kilometres for a cheap price (I figure any decent car should get around 240,000k before it claps out), but within 8,000 kilometers, it has come to the point where sadly we have nothing in common, it has become far too demanding, and we have to part company.
I don't really blame the car - I think it is just a bit long in the tooth and it hasn't held its heath too well, and I am not sure simply that 1994 was just not a year for cars born with longevity.
The good news for the car is that apart from my high end (although I couldn't tell you the specs) 1994 Toyota Corolla, which was just superb to drive, nothing went wrong, and smelt great (I am not sure why, but that car always smelt fantastic - tragically murdered by a prang scammer who rolled back at me at an intersection for the whiplash claim), this car is the second most comfortable drive I have ever had. It is very smooth, holds the road well, and the external rear vision, while a little deceptive in terms of depth, gives a far better view than the Corolla, which had those wingy things that destroy the rear vision... I wouldn't buy another one though. I expect a bit more mileage from my cars.
I am off to consider romance with a 1994 Saab now... Although given my history, maybe I should just walk.