Vacuum line leaked so vent control would not work (stupid Ford technology) and I fixed it myself in a few minutes.
Rotors wore out (typical of N-bodies) Less than $100.00 to replace at a respectable shop.
Inhaled intake seal @ 126,000 miles.
Gauge is starting to act funny, I'll fix it in the morning.
Vacuum line leaking again, can't defrost windshield (stupid Ford technology)
Front wheel bearings starting to get loose- I drive her hard, especially around corners!
Transmission getting a little frisky- automatics are for old ladies driving to church (and broke 20-somethings with expensive dates) but it's still holding strong and very snappy.
For everyone who expects a high mileage car to run like brand new... better change your oil more often. If you don't know how to change your own oil, HAVE YOUR HUSBAND OR BOYFRIEND do it for you. If you STILL don't know how to change your own oil, you don't belong behind the wheel of an automobile. Buy a golf cart and remember to plug it in.
The 3100 SFI V6 is standard in a GT and was an option on my SE. I will NEVER buy a car with a four cylinder OHC again. Pushrods are still the way to go. If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it.
When it inhaled the intake seal, yea, the block got rediculously hot. I filled it with ice-cold water (it's all I had) and neither the block nor the heads cracked. New seal+3 oil flushes and it's back on the road again. Try to do that with a Honda.
My "beat up old Pontiac" will still run with the best of them, and NOBODY can tell me there's something wrong with my car that shouldn't be expected.
And BTW, I don't have power windows so I've never had a problem with them. If you have problems with power windows, buy a car with cranks.