They are fun to drive, though!
I've heard some horror stories, but have actually had great luck with this one. I've had it 10 years, and outside of a couple of recalls, it's only ever needed normal maintenance type work (oil changes, brakes (just pads and fluid flush), and tires) until now. I really only dove into it now because my wife was sick of it dripping on the floor; it didn't lose enough to even need any oil added between changes. Most of the parts weren't very expensive. Biggest were the water pump and thermostat, and I only did those as preventative maintenance because I plan to keep driving it for several more years.
Agree this would have been a large bill if I'd had the dealership do it all; lots of labor involved. Fortunately I have a spare vehicle, so could afford to leave it in the air while waiting for everything to show up.