Bought the car in 1999 w/ 63000 mi. on. Managed to get to 160,000 miles on it before giving it to my kid after driver's ed. It managed to get 2 1/2 more years out of it. Got to 183,000 before head gasket went. Only repairs in 6+ years was a water pump, manifold gasket, tires and fluid changes. Always started for me.
Smooth ride, 28.9 on the highway, 23+ in the city. Reliable car.
Only problem was a check engine light that never went off in six years no matter what was done. I think it was a head gasket that eventually led to the engine failing.