I bought mine with 41k in 2003 and it has 121k miles now. I have taken care of this car like no other and I haven't had a to do anything but scheduled maintenance to it.
I am getting some noise from the front though and I suspect it is a drive axle like I have experienced on every other high mileage FWD car I have ever owned.
Panties aren't the best thing in the world but they are next to it.
I would rather drive the slow car Rusty built than the slow car I built.
Do your own repairs, it's not rocket surgery !!