The wife's contour:
Broken spring recall work
$75 for a set of Radio buttons- I about crapped a brick over that one. We asked about replacing the broken F.Forward button and was charged for a complete radio "Knob/Button Assembly". The car was under warranty, but the service writer said the radio had been "abused".
Cruise master replaced
Two complete brake jobs (at the dealership) at less than 70,000 miles. I have 150,000 on my Civic with only one set of rear brakes.
$300 in new rotors, even though two brake jobs had already been done, the front pads ate the rotors and never touched the "squeelers".
New power steering hose ($350) because a pressure switch in the hose failed.
New timing cover because of some unknown reason- the mechanic said it needed to be replaced and did it. Oh well.
2 four wheel alignments and it still eats tires.
2 new batteries.
Lifetime tranny fluid had to be serviced at our costs.
100,000 mile spark plugs had to be replaced at 30,000 miles and again at 60,000 miles.
Valve cover gasket
All belts and hoses replaced due to leakage/ cracking at less than 70,000.
Inconsistant performance from engine. It never sets a code, but sometimes will not have enough power to pull away from a stop light, other times runs fine. You never know if you will be able to pull into traffic or not.