Great little cars. I have owned 5 (five). I drive them an average of 180- 200 miles a day (sw washington to Seattle). A bit noisy but for the 500+ miles I get on a 10 gal tank of gas I'll live with it. I have saved thousands on gas. Easily enough to buy my wife the new Escape hybrid.
It fits my 6'-2", 210lb frame with ease. As well as my son and 200lbs. of tools. Also the ease of maintenance. Only 3 spark plugs, wires ect to deal with. Ample room under the hood. The best of small (13') tires are affordable.