This car was bought new in '99 by my mother. The car was passed to me in 2006. Since then, every little thing went wrong. First, the car started burning oil too fast. I was putting about 3 quarts of oil in it every 2 weeks. Then the cam sensor and starter went bad, causing the car to stall. They were replaced but 5 months later the same problem arose. Soon after I was putting 3 quarts of oil every 3 days. It could not survive trips longer than 2 hrs. Tire rod problems caused tires to wear down quickly. Finally the cover to the part you put oil exploded while driving. It died at 160k miles, I will admit it was poorly maintained but still lasted 12 years.
Never rusted, inside was easy to maintain, fun to drive, LOTS of inside and trunk space. Lasted 12 years with below average maintenance.
Oil management was terrible. A/C dies out quickly. Front end is easily torn up. Engine was about to give up at 160k miles (not bad).