Hi and welcome to the forum, what you have to remember is that these cars are getting old now, plus some with very high miles on the clock, so some work or upkeep will always be required to keep them in top condition. I've had mine (2007) over two years now and maybe its because I bought a car (diesel) with the manual transmission, as I heard to many bad stories about the CVT transmissions. So never had any engine of transmission issues so far. I did have to replace my front subframe last year but get the part quickly and cheaply on eBay. Not had any suspension problems so far, but have had the odd little electrical gremlin which have disappeared as quickly as they appeared. Overall my experience is been positive with my car but every car is different, at this age its all about condition and level of care that the car has been shown (servicing with receipts) during its life time, the MOT (yearly safety check) online service is a good judge of how past owners have treated their cars, because if an advisory is still there the next year after the test, obviously the owner didn't put the cash into fixing its faults in the first place. Personal opinion is if this car is having these issues over and over again, walk away. There are others out there. Good luck in your search.