I feel your pain
I can totally relate to that.
I've had my car a little over a year, i bought it for 4400 dollars, ive spend 4500 in parts and labour
My rear door seal on the passenger side leaks alot of water, my floor is rotting out in spots, my tranny is going wonky on me, i have some outter body rust, my front panels are fading away, i need a new grill, fog light...
blah blah its at 252,900 kms..lol
Just thought I'd add my stuff in here, maybe to help yah feel a bit better about yours.
I've learned that used cars like new parts.
Also i need a power steering pump.
Damien-they don't make them like this anymore
97 SSEi. 3.2mps,msd,optima,1.9 YTs,245 RE750s,SLP Headers,custom ported SC inlet/outlet, 180 deg, INTENSE pcm,42.5#injectors,255lph pump,custom soilid motor mount, 3.0 mps(maybe), and the nut behind the wheel.