I had an 83 GL. This has an alternator problem that prveneted it from starting a few times. When the dealer could finally identify the problem they suggested a new alternator (as the problem was in the voltage regulator which was inside the alternator) I suggested they fix the broken part of the alternator. They swapped out a bad diode at no charge and it never gave any more problems. Oh, the brakes got messed up when some garage machined the rotors off center, new rotors fixed that. They were like $12 or $20 or something, each.