I just passed 127K today. Overall the car has been pretty good, but there are some old age items showing. Just in the past week:
- New Battery (#3)
- New set of spark plugs (3rd time, because...)
- Valve gasket replacement (completely fouled up 2 of the 4 plugs)
- Map Sensor
I still check the oil every 2 weeks, usually a quart or so low so that may be my long-term cross to bear, but after this latest round of fixes the car runs really well and seems to have picked up some pep that hasn't been there for a while. I got an alignment a few months ago and have had two sets of mechanics look at the shocks/struts/bearings and they all said no problems. Other than recalls and a few head-shakes (i.e. starter/steering coupler) I'd have to say my maintenance has been 'normal' and the car is running pretty well. My interior is in very good shape, even with the cloth seats and I think I have 4 dings in the car (one on the roof, two on the driver side rear door, one on the passenger side front door). I am a little dismayed that the wheel well liners on both sides of the front of the car have had something rip them apart, but that's not a wear and tear thing, just dumb luck.
I like my Sonata, hoping to get to at least 170K like my last car (97 Camry), so we'll see how it all goes!