Rear end replaced at 65,000 miles.
Brakes (disc all-around), replaced numerous times. Cost: approx.$1,700.00
Transmission replaced at 120,000. Cost $1,859.00.
Clutch replaced at 120,000. Cost $680.00.
Replaced the radiator 3 times. Cost $260.00+ (each time).
Electrical system faults. Never completely identified or fixed, resulting in power window problems, door lock, and radio problems.
Steering gear box replaced at 135,000 miles. Cost $675.00.
Power steering unit replaced twice.
Fan on the radiator replaced twice. Electric fan.
Extensive body rot began at 6 years after manufacture, even though the car was in Florida.
Headlights were often "stuck" in the down position.
The glass "T" top leaked.
Left window was "dragging" itself to the "up" position, leaving rubber "drag" marks on the glass.
Most mechanics had trouble trying to "fix" the braking system.
The emergency brake was useless, not stopping the car within a reasonably safe distance.
I had trouble finding brake parts such as rotors and calipers.
The engine was not burning oil, but was leaking it onto the exhaust system.
These were internal gasket leaks.
It was virtually impossible to find a replacement exhaust system for the 1984 model year, in 1995. I was told I would have to go an have a customized system made up at 3 times the cost of a stock system!
In 1998 both the engine and transmission were making loud 'banging' noises.
Most mechanics failed to tune up the car properly, and I often drove it away not much better than when I drove it in to be repaired.
Even though the car did "did out" fairly quick, it was a lot of fun driving the car when it had low miles on it. The power and acceleration were scary to someone not used to driving such a powerful car. Even when the car had the transmission fixed at 120,000 miles, the head mechanic told me the car had "one fine engine in it"! I agreed.
Also, the leather seat on the driver's side fell apart at 85,000 miles, due to extensive cracks in it. They were Recaro Bucket seats. The seats were very comfortable and reassuring when cornering at high speeds.