CV joints knocking on full lock when bought (knocked price down accordingly). Cheap replacements fitted and still fine.
All shocks renewed at 130k
A couple of blown dash bulbs which I haven't got around to sorting out.
Other than that, reliable as clockwork.
Bought for the princely sum of 500 quid four years ago basically to use for my 50 mile each way commute into outer London for a year and chuck in the bin. It's still going strong though. Spent 100 quid on a pair of CV joints, 150 on a set of shocks, and probably another 100 quid on service bits since I bought it, and it still sounds and runs like new.
In fact, being honest, it goes like stink for what it is. The close ratio box and extra 15 bhp make it noticeably quicker than the standard 2.0i models. Will comfortably see off a BMW 320i in a straight line which is not bad considering it's just had its 14th birthday, has only ever had normal maintenance, and is fast approaching 200,000 miles.
Forget keeping up with anything half decent in the corners though. Handling is atrocious to the point of being dangerous in the wet. The steering wheel on this car is largely decorative as the PAS system is so overlight and devoid of feel it barely seems connected to the front wheels. Press on at all, and it just tries to plough straight on. No fun whatsoever.
Other than the handling I have no real complaints. It's comfortable, will sit all day at 90-100 mph on the motorway, does low 30's mpg and is totally reliable. The Recaro style seats are trimmed in a nice light/dark contrast material, the driving position is good, and the build quality is truly superb.
Insured it third party only last year (97 quid a year!!) as it owes me nothing now, and if it got nicked or written off, I wouldn't be out of pocket. For performance and reliability per pound, you won't find a better car, but don't buy one under any illusion that it's a sports car. It's not.