Oh, my apologies...I'm not omniscient like you. All I saw in this thread was "the spring is digging into the strut, the caliper is bad and the heatshield is loose again." It didn't sound like a huge list of problems, definitely nothing to get rid of the car over. Ah well, to each his own...enjoy your new maintenance-free car...
You don't have to be omnicient; just don't make assumptions. Trust me, my SVT's list of problems is far longer than that.
I never said that I expect the PT to be maintenance free. I didn't expect the SVT to be either. However, I don't feel that parts coming loose, metal-on-metal grinding, and the multiple TSB's that were addressed fall under maintenance. They were repairs, plain and simple.
Anyway, I'm getting out of here. There's really no point in going back-and-forth over this. The bottom line is that I was unhappy with my SVT, and I am happy with my PT. To me, none of this other stuff really matters.