Transmission lock out switch replaced.
Plastic window trim rotted out and replaced.
Heater core very expensive to replace.
Steering column became loose.
Sun roof gasket rotted out.
Multiple valve cover gaskets replaced.
Catalytic converter and muffler replaced.
Fuel pump is weak causing the car to run out of gas prematurely.
This car has needed its regular and age related repairs. All repairs were inexpensive and most done by myself. It has never left me stranded and always starts right up.
I love the handling capabilities and the rack and pinion steering make it fun to drive.
At 19 years old and nearly a quarter million miles later, it still gets 35 mpg. The paint is still in fantastic shape also.
The cabin is slightly cramped with no cupholders and a very tiny ashtray. Interior lighting is a bit overdone with an over head light and floor lights as well.
The flip out sun roof was a great idea but is cumbersome to deal with and almost always leaks even after several attempts to seal it.
Overall I believe that these are minor when compared to the extreme amount of abuse the engine, transmission and drive-train have endured over the past 19 years.
I firmly believe that this car will easily carry me another 100 thousand miles.
This has been the only vehicle that I've ever let anyone else drive without having to inform them of its wierd behavior.
I will never sell it and when she breaks down for good I will pay as much to fix it as I would a down payment on something new. New cars just aren't made a well as they were in 89.