At over 160,000kms I have had great 'luck with my car too
Some problems I've had;
rear power window....still not fixed
wierd trunk misalignment......real pita to fix
several SES alarms...untill I taught my wife to tighten the fuel cap
2 winshields.......dang winter
2 sets of tires......need another set come spring
I'm a tradesmen (electrician) and have always done my own services. Plus I have a friend who won the gm good wrench north american competition a few years back to turn too when I have any tough questions.