I bought this car used 7 years ago. Days in shop for repairs since then? Zero. It performs exactly like the first day I bought it, and still gets the same outstanding city mileage (31 mpg). This is a car with no hassles. I can't say enough postive about it.
The controls are extremely handy. The gas mileage is great. Completely reliable.
The car has a tendency to lose hubcaps, or maybe it's my driving :-)