The brakes have always been soft, but have worn down very soon after I came into possession. The brakes are just bad all around.
The oil filter gets clogged very frequently.
The turn signal handle is very loose and has always been that way.
The engine is extremely loud, but the mechanic I take it to can't find anything wrong.
The engine light has gone off twice; when I took it in to the mechanic he said it was a faulty mechanism.
The heater doesn't work very well.
The automatic gear shifter is hard to get into reverse, and when in drive it is very easy to accidentally knock into neutral. If I were to try to change the radio and bumped the gear shift, it could quite possibly shift.
The hood is VERY difficult to open. It takes much effort and strength to pry open.
The gas door lever is also annoying. One has to lift it up to open the gas door, and then press the lever back down or else the door won't close. I have forgotten to press it back down, and the gas attendant (I live in Oregon where there is no self-serve) has to cram it closed. The door has broken numerous times and I have had to take my car key and pry it open.
It is difficult to get the right headlight in and out because the battery sits right behind it. The left light breaks frequently because I is equally difficult to screw it in all the way, and when driving the light bounces around and occasionally breaks so I have to replace it.