Worth every repair cost
In addition to normal maintenance such as brake pads, shoes, and rotors, here are a few odds and ends:
Inner CV boot cover crack, (150k miles)
Turbo Drain seal leaks and needs replacing every 15-30k depending on usage If not replaced (like in my friend's '96 850 Turbo), will leak oil into turbo fan and ruin turbo fan and possibly more. ($$$$$)
Odometer stopped running. Not expensive to fix, but I've never heard of this before on any car.
Rear Brake light switch failed ($30 at 145k)
Antenna shorted (155K)
Plan on replacing a few bulbs here and there as the car gets older.
Went too fast on a country road, got big speeding ticket. (OK, I know this isn't the car's fault, but I'll put it here anyway.)
Despite the frequent and expensive problems, it is a great car to have- great power, handling, and speed.
I love the look and the feel of driving it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2006