I got a 1992 SLC since 2004.
It was my Daily Driver for 3 years. It was then my backup car whenever my brand new 06' Jetta decided it wanted a trip to the dealer every season for a warranty repair. It never, ever let me stranded.
Overheated? Yeah, sometimes...since i never bothered to permanently fix the Fan's wireing harness. Suffered from battery drain issues when i didnt use it for more than a week...still havent really bothered to look whats wrong with it. A/C was broken half the time...bever bothered to simply fix whichever gas line was leaking. Lately, it suffered Alzheimer on the Alarm module (alarm would go off at 2am randomly lol) so i just deleted the module.
An here i am...over 8 years with it and it still starts up inmediately whenever my "newer car" decides to take a crap on me (luckily, very uncommon AFTER the warranty wore out).
Its a 20 year old car. Far from a classic...but farther from being a mistake for me! lol