So I took the SSEi for a drive to the store when the snow was really bad the other day, and I looked down at the dash and saw that the odometer had almost reached 160k miles. So I think about all the repairs that we've had to do and its rediculous:
LIM gasket at ~70k miles.
Rear window motors went out at a little over 100k (fixed by putting a screw under the window to hold it up on both sides)
Catalytic converter became plugged at ~130k miles, replaced with straight pipe and 02 sim.
Drivers side wheel bearing went out at ~135k miles.
Noticed boot on drivers side halfshaft was ripped when wheel bearing was replaced so I replaced that too at 135k miles.
Oil pressure sending unit at ~150k miles.
And two of the 3 backlighting bulbs on the stereo burnt out.
As far as maintenance we've done:
Oil changes every ~7500 miles with Valvoline Durablend 10W30.
Tires at ~60k miles (Eagle RS-A'*)
Front brake pads at 70k miles.
Trans pan drop and new filter at 70k miles.
New plugs at 70k miles.
Front & rear brake pads at ~120k miles.
Isn't that rediculous....damn better get a honda or something so we don't have to do so many repairs.
Seems to me like we did pretty good. Total repairs didn't even reach $1k over a span of a little over 5 years and 160k.
Keep in mind this car has had a K&N filter and pulley since it was basically new. It got rockers, wp pulley, 180 t-stat, plugs, wires, and gutted airbox at ~70k miles. Then at ~110k it got a custom tuned DHP PCM. And it gets the crap beat out of it. So for a modded SSEi I think its doing pretty good considering the miles.
Anyone else want to share their reliability experiences?