Very good thread imo. My suggestion in addition to the ones you already mentioned: Charge pipe popping/cracking which is a repeated issue.
A comment on car theft vulnerability: there are some reports that this might be more of a rhd markets poroblem due to the fact that blind spot in alarm system affects rhd cars. Of course, the real OBD issue remains the same for both rhd and lhd cars.
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