When I bought my TR...it was the typical nightmare everybody says to avoid. The car had been repainted to a decent standard, but needed many odds and ends fixed. In 4 years of ownership I've pulled the engine twice. Once for cam belts, and once to fix an oil leak....and I did the belts again since I was right there. I've had to re-wire the center console, refinish wheels, new weather strips, refinish rear bumper, repair and repaint lower rear valence panel, new fuel injectors, new plug wires I made myself using the original sheathing for about $100, new vacuum pump, and just tons of other stuff. Granted I do all my own work and this saves big dollars, but maintenance isn't really that much once the car is up and running properly. I added up all the bills I've invested so far and it totalled just over $5,500. I also had to buy a 4-gas analyzer so I could tune the fuel injection system....I tried many other cheapie-methods but nothing worked well enough. Finally this year I got the ol'e girl running right, and I've driven the heck out of her! I have had ZERO problems in 4k miles of spirited driving. The biggest test was driving to Indy to the Fcar gathering....410 miles round trip. I was caught in traffic jams both ways in 95+ heat....the car never had a problem. I made the whole trip on one fill-up of gas too! Once a TR is dialed in and cared for properly you couldn't ask for a better car. Attention to detail is the key. Do lots of little things when you have time, like cleaning electrical connections, look at hoses, just "hang out" with the car and spend time poking around. If you can do the work, you can do the cam belts and all the extras for maybe $1500. And this includes new hoses, water pump rebuild, seals and gaskets. These are good cars....especially for an exotic. There....I feel better now, thanks for listening to my rants.