12,000 wind noise - gasket replaced.
21,000 Battery leak at positive terminal - warrantee replaced with 6-year battery (see below)
33,000 Tensioner/idler pulley bearing bad - warrantee replaced, did serpentine belt at same time.
37,000 Water pump bad; replaced and partially covered by extended warrantee.
38,600 Goodyear Eagle LS tire delaminated (not directly car related)
41,000 Battery again leaking, destroyed cables and acid corroded part of chassis. Not covered under warranty, so cost $480 out of pocket.
Other than the seemingly high cost of repairs to this car, I like it's power, comfort, quietness, and appearance. I got the "SLE" package, which was not marketed in '97 as a model. It is very comfortable for long driving trips, and I arrive unstressed.
However, the mounting repair costs are beginning to worry me. Delco needs to fix their battery design - in hot climates they seem to always leak acid at the positive terminal, and it caused considerable damage this time.