Head gasket blew at 92,000 miles, car is ex fleet, 3 years old and has been well serviced. This was caused probably by the water pump seal "popping" (a common problem) or a thermostat type device inside the engine. Normal practice apparently is to replace both plus the head gasket and manifold gasket. This cost in excess of £550.
One week previously I had the car serviced and new front brakes which cost £350.
The rear light bulbs need replacing every 2-3 months. Why?
The cam belt needs replacing every 50000 miles.
The passenger door opening mechanism occasionally loses the ability to open the lock. This is due to the internal arm popping out of the little plastic hole.
When having trouble with the head gasket / water pump the heater failed to work, the air conditioning has never recovered following the major repair and the electric windows judder down.