We are approaching the 200,000 mile mark and this car has been very reliable at getting us around, even when the Denver winters hit. Our air conditioner just went out for the 2nd time (1st was under warranty), and we've had to replace several of the original parts as they just get old, but nothing unexpected with a car this age. I wish the clear coat on the paint had lasted longer as it doesn't look as nice anymore. The fabric on the seats has held up well, but the interior roof fabric has not. I also agree that the car handles have shown a bit of weakness, though we've only had to replace the driver side once. Power window fixed once, too.
Reliability, safety, and fuel economy. This car has been very inexpensive to own and reliable enough that we could get by with one car. When it was new, I loved that it had power windows. The cruise control has kept hubby out of speeding tickets.
Better paint job to hold up longer. Make this reliable, safe model available again!