Left CV axle started clicking at 81,000 miles.
Right CV axle was replaced by previous owner sometime in 2003 (part # sticker is still on it).
Running mid-grade (89 octane) makes check engine light come on. The code is "running rich", so 87 octane is all it likes.
Don't know when it started, but valve cover gasket slightly leaks, oil pan slightly leaks, and differential case leaks. These leaks are not enough to leave a puddle on the ground, but there is obvious moisture and road dirt stuck to these areas.
Cruise control ECU fried when I tried using it the first time, 20 miles after buying the car.
Ignition switch (electronic portion) is a little touchy.
Shocks and struts are rusted at the tops of the pistons--needs replacement very soon.
Couple of small rust holes in the front wheel wells from being in New Jersey for 10 years--salted roads aren't good for steel.
There's a short, fat hose that goes from the block to the air intake, and it has mostly disintegrated. Luckily I can still see the 9-digit part number.
Handling is very good. Jerk the wheel just a little bit and it immediately responds.
I put a new set of tires on it about 200 miles ago since the previous owner didn't know what "rotate the tires" meant. Fronts were racing slicks with the belts showing, and the rears looked brand new.
Supposed to get 24/28 (city/highway), but I get 30 in the city and 30-37 on the highway (depends on speed).
One thing I don't like is the 1st gear lock-out. Moving slow in traffic, you get to moving just enough for 2nd, and need to go into 1st, but it won't let you in over about 11mph. If it was 15-17, it would be fine.
Seats are comfortable, but driving for long periods of time hurts your arms since there isn't anywhere to rest an elbow. The door has an armrest, but unless your elbow-to-wrist is 24 inches, it serves no purpose.