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Hello, my name is Bobby. Thank you for the question. From roughly 100,000 to 150,000 miles there are some common failures that I have seen. You will more than likely need to replace the suspension struts and lower control arms at some point for about $1000-1300. The a/c compressor usually does not last much past 100,000 miles. My largest concern is the transmission. I have seen these typically fail at about 120,000-130,000 miles at a large expense. If you add all of these together with what it already needs it does add up. With that being said I have seen these parts last longer and shorter than this so you just really never know for sure. I hope this helps. Let me know if you need more help.
On the transmission you will typically start to feel some shift flaring like a rev and then it kicks in or some slippage coming on. For the struts the ride will become a little tougher and noisier or you will start to see uneven wear on the tires. I definitely am not saying to get rid of the car. I personally am a firm believer in holding onto a car if you love it and it you took good care of it as you are the only one that knows how it was maintained. I just wanted to give you a heads up as to the possibilities.