Blew a rod through the engine at about 27000 miles, but since my fiancee was driving it and can't swear she was in 5th at 70mph, she was probably the cause. Replaced engine under warranty.
One O2 sensor replaced first year.
Clutch sensor replaced first year (which was a pain cause it won't start without it)
Other than that until recently I have had few problems. Hatch has its days where I think its broke then starts working again. One fog light is out and likely shorted. Both sides of the front end are cracked at the bend with one being stress from a loose screw and the other my own stupidity while turning it in my oversized garage.
Recently had the fuel pump replaced and had to cope with my interior smelling like gas for a month.
The check engine light is on constantly with no explanation the common answer. The seats are covered now to protect the leather and as someone on here said, it collects dust everywhere. I have the same dimming problem, but its 6 years old and doesn't relate to the performance at all.
Sun roof still works, but I don't use it nearly as much as I used to so probably a wear problem for most people. Only get sun half the time here;)
Other than emissions now, no other problems to report.
Loved the car since day one. The looks and feel. Age is never nice to anything, but it has been a reliable car for 5 years now. I will probably be getting a second car in the future and be able to lesson the wear'n'tear.
Speed and power are great. Had it over 120mph in the first month, but highway speeds are not as friendly now. THat is more problematic with tire pressure and wear then JUST engine performance. Cars only need to go the speed limit so can live with that.
My paint is starting to look old and has lots of chips. I new paint job would be a huge lift for an already great car.
Great gas mileage!!!