In 2003 the computer and harness went, costing about $700 to fix all the damage that was done to the braking system and installation. From there it has been a downhill spiral. I know some will say why did you not take it in for maintenance? I did, faithfully. Lots of times because a light would not stay on and register; there was nothing the mechanic could do.
June 2008 I had to replace the engine at a cost of well over $2000.
Within 2 weeks the computer which reads where the transmission is went. I replaced that to a tune of $300.
A short time later the car would start or not start, depending. I told the mechanic I thought it was the starter, but without it doing it for him 2 weeks straight, he was reluctant. Finally after 2 months of arguing and being stranded, he replaced it for $350.
Followed by the check engine light flashing on and off. I had it checked, but nothing registered on the computer, so the mechanic wouldn't do anything even when he was told it was skipping/slipping.
I have no more problems now as the transmission blew all over the place. I had oil and parts everywhere. This car has cost me well over $4000 to upkeep and I still owe another $3500. It doesn't seem to matter if you up keep a car or not.