Many people think that driving an old junk incurs high maintenance. So far, I only spent on the air-cond; once, change new radiator. Changing battery and tyre; new car also have to this. And a few times of getting the starter fixed because I forgot to start it everyday. Other than that no major problem.
I just repainted my old junk and that is optional and next am thinking to change the steering wheel when I have the extra cash. I need it to be changed to a bigger steering wheel. Mine is small; like sports car steering wheel!