Clutch needed replacing two times.
Tires cost $1600 (cdn), because they are sport tires (wider & thinner).
Transmission needed replacing.
New distributer cost $1000 (cdn).
Check engine light always flashes, could not even be fixed by the dealer.
Tune ups can be very expensive and are needed more often than most cars.
Electrical system has failed several times, sometimes right after the dealer fixed it. This is also an expensive repair.
I have developed a back problem due to the extremely tiny inside of this car. Over the years it has become worse, and I am only 6 feet!!
This is one car I can honestly say you will be playing a guessing game with as to whether or not it will start. Some days it will, some days it won't.
The failing electrical system is a regular occurance and is not only expensive to repair, but it leaves you so often with a car you cannot drive.
The back seats are to small for any adult, yet it is impossible to have a car seat back there because its to tiny climbing in and out with the baby (I've hit my son's head on the low roof more than once).
Driving is rough and bumpy, you are so low to the ground in this car you feel every single hole or bump on the road. Be prepared to bottom out quite a bit.
Fuel economy for the GS (1.9 V6) is terrible, nothing like I thought it would be.
Overall- the repairs on the car, no matter how large or small, are double the price of your worst nightmares.
Please, if I can help just one person, do not buy this car. It will only break your heart (and your bank), just like it did mine. GOOD LUCK.