We have experienced no mechanical failures with this car. We've had to replace tires, brakes and a battery, the expected. Highway mpg is around 30. Amazing for a car of this size. Mileage around town not quite so good, but within limits. Car is confortable and quiet on the road. Poor quality of console drink holder. It broke early in our ownership. We had the windows tinted darker, better for our hot Texas summers. Installed CD/radio unit for our own pleasure. We were in a pressure situation when we purchased this car and didn't notice until later that we'd overlooked a few things, like trunk release.
Model is no longer manufactured. Happens evey time we find a model we like.