Transmission pan leaked (probably because someone bottomed out with it).
Plate connecting the transaxle to the transmission comes loose about every 1,000 miles or so, then leaks fluid (I push it too hard).
Transmission cooling line needed replacing.
Brake rotors and calipers replaced.
Push-rod bent. Replaced for 10$.
Brake lines went out.
One door lock won't work sometimes.
Tape deck stopped working.
Power antennae froze in the up-position.
Power mirror stopped working, reverted to manual ones.
Dash is starting to warp.
Windshield is pitted, I can't see in the glare of the sun.
Front right wheel bearing is going out.
I do work on this car all the time.
Considering that I'm not able to spend much money on it, it's still in great driving condition.
This car has been broad-sided, slid over a highway median going 40 MPH, got nailed by 4x4 wooden sign posts, and has been rear-ended at least twice.
In spite of all this, every single accessory and convenience still works.
There's only two things that really bother me about this car:
1. The power windows are extremely slow coming up.
2. The power locks need some coaxing to trip all four doors.
I love the 3.8L V-6. The engine has been rebuilt, as has the transmission at about 100k. If you push it, this thing will jump from 0-60 in less than 9 seconds, but only if it's somewhat cold.
If the engine is driven for a while, it gets a little sluggish. Still haven't worked that out yet.
Keeping the front tires from spinning on wet pavement is difficult, and getting the alignment exactly right is quite difficult.
This is my first car I owned for myself, and like these other reviews here, I can say that this vehicles' appearance is deceiving. When you put it in gear and stomp on it, before you know it you're going 45 and shifting into 2nd gear.
I would recommend this car to anyone looking for an inconspicuous appearing, fast car with excellent comfort and ride to match.