Alternator replaced at 162000km.
Clutch flex hose replaced at 163000km.
Infinitesimal leak in the oil pan gasket (can replace yourself)
Ticking noise in the engine (due to slippage between the exhaust-camshaft driven gear and friction gear), but not a major concern.
Vibration due to low idle speed (can be adjusted)
Right front tie rod will be replaced this summer.
This car is a great performance car, especially if it's your first.
Gas mileage is fairly good (approximately 28mpg in the city and 34mpg on the highway).
The LS model provides leather bucket seats, which are very comfortable and hold you well on turns.
Acceleration is brilliant (I've smoked many preludes and newer sporty cars)
There are a few maintenance costs in the long run, but they are all minor and affordable.
In addition, you can fix many things yourself, it's only when you get engine problems that you take it in because it is really tightly packed and hard to work on. However, many sports cars have that inconvenience and should be accepted.
Overall, this car is the cream of the crop. This is my first car and I'm in love with it as it satisfies my need for speed any day, looks great (gold color), and is really comfortable inside. Despite the lack of room in the rear, this car still has more rear room that a lot of cars I looked at before buying it (for example Dodge Stealth). The LS model offers great leather interior and an awesome stereo system that comes with it.