Have done some repairs on one of a similar age, so far had the
following happen after it was purchased with 58,000 on the clock (has
Crankshaft sensor died, causes the car to start fine from cold, but
will not start from hot until the car cooled down.
Very annoying problem for short journeys & if you stall in traffic nightmare.
Passanger side electric window winder cord de-railed itself, jammed the
window open. Managed to fix it up by greasing the guides + wire, but it
really needs to be replaced.
Driver side electric window winder cord snapped, had to replace the
whole winder mechanism (not motor).
I hear the power steering pump bearings starting to wear badly, they'll
need fixing soon, probably a new pump.
Have noticed an increase in oil consumption & water consumption, hope
the head gasket is allright.
Clock (time) has erratic display, numbers flash on/off. Sometimes it's
fine. It's a loose connection, but it's a mega job to take it out to
fix or replace, so I'm leaving it until something else needs doing.
Fitted a replacement radio that has time anyway.
I believe the crankshaft sensor + window winders are very common
problems (seen here quite a lot), so look out for these.