I should've bought a tow truck for a second car
Exhaust was ready for replacement when I bought it but not loud yet.
Front brake rotors warped suddenly for no apparent reason.
A/C circuitry went bad after having refrigerant recharged. Blower motor switch went out just before that.
Paint faded from red to an awful pink.
Heater never did put out more than just barely enough heat to defog the windshield in 30's temperatures, so maybe the car was due for a new radiator & heater core. Engine started running close to the hot zone last summer.
Manual transmission refused to shift one day, in spite of having enough clutch fluid. Towing company fixed it by taking it & the title off my hands.
I bought this car from original owner up the street from me who was a jet aircraft engineer, maintenance documentation was extensive. I don't think the problems were due to poor maintenance, just not designed to go that many years and miles. A blast to drive when it wasn't in the shop for something or other. I just don't think they were supposed to go more than a hundred thousand miles, which was what I thought the Japanese were so good at doing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th December, 2008