The day after I purchased this car I replaced the alternator.
Then about a year later the entire car seemed to start to fall apart, at around 89,000 miles.
At one time I ended up replacing the water pump, oil pump, all the gears.
I cracked the head on it.
It used several quarts of oil every week or so. It seemed it was constantly running out of oil and "knocking".
I got a new set of tires and had two blow outs within a month.
The power locks and windows would randomly go out, and it kept blowing fuses to the power locks.
The gas hand stopped working.
The air conditioner went out. To replace all this it cost approximately 700 dollars. 11 months later, it went out again. Of course the warranty on the parts was 9 months, which fell in the dead of winter.
The odometer that clicks over the mileage stopped working at approximately 136,400 miles.
The sunroof quit working and after several attempts by dealerships I gave up.
Very unreliable, I was stranded several times on the side of the interstate or in the city.
Part of the muffler came detached and the car sounded like a very loud lawn mower.
I spent over 4500 dollars just keeping this car running and nice the first 3 years.
Recently, the car started to sound very loud and was smoking. Once more it began "guzzling" oil.
One of the valves was going out and the car started knocking. Finally 2 weeks ago when I stopped at a gas station it just would not start. The car had jumped time (yes it had oil in it and it had been changed) and knocked a hole in the head of the car.
I had the car towed home after this. It is in my driveway, nonoperational.