I just hit 150k on my 2003 Vibe GT. I bought it 4.5 years ago with 82.5k on it.
Repairs have been super minimal. The starter died last spring ($99 and 15 minutes to swap) and the AC compressor went out 2 summers back (did it myself for around 600 including a new condensor for good measure). Those are the only necessary repairs in 70k miles of use. But I like having a project to work on so I replaced the front struts (leaky but not dire) the front wheel well covers, restored the headlights, cleaned and detailed the engine.
It's the silliest thing, the car is so reliable that I'm looking for things to do for fun on my own time rather than having to repair stuff that breaks. I'm getting ready to do the rear suspension (again, I've got to scratch the itch), brake system flush, coolant flush, spark plugs, belts, and all new rotors.
Also, I put a whole new sound system in it 2 years back - component speakers in the front (75W RMS), 3-ways in the back (75W RMS), and a 10" sealed sub (600W RMS
) in the hatch. The sound is absolutely incredible, all for about $600 and a full day of installing it.
A small part of me is bitter because this old car is so freaking reliable and has so much life left in it that I can't justify buying a new car (the Subaru Crosstrek has been enticing me... basically a newer version of the Vibe in so many ways).
My only compaint is that my clear coat is totally gone on the top, and it's getting pretty bad the hood, tailgate, and around the windows on the doors. I'm so tempted to get her repainted but I fear it will look weird with the faded trim, and I have a hard time justifying the cost on a 15 year old car - even if it is unbelievably reliable.