After 13 years, the CD player died. I decided to install a new one, unfortunately I lost the steering wheel controls.
The left blinker does not turn off by itself.
ABS was faulty after 11 years, I added high performance cross drilled rotors instead.
Changed the alternator, AC, hub assembly etc., nothing major.
It's running on the same engine and transmission and gets better with age. The car will accelerate like a monster, even on an 11 percent grade.
I had a Merkur in the 80s, that was a bad car, and even with the Turbo and RWD, not as quick as well balanced as this. It's no slouch, but it's also not a Porsche.
Why do I keep it? Why not. I drive it in bad weather and when I need to go shopping.
When I bought it, all my friends were buying Maxima SEs or 525i's. I wanted something different and the dealer did not have a black on black SSE or SSEi, so I got a SE. Still beautiful.
My main car is a 2001 Porsche Boxster.