I have never had a problem with the vehicle besides the intake manifold gasket. The vehicle is very reliable.It always starts on the coldest days and passes emissions. Great vehicle for going 2 the hardware store with except the chore of removing the seats.
Seats are removable but are a bit heavy. May be an issue for women or smaller individuals.
Increase the interior width by an extra inch to make it easier to put 4X8 sheets of plywood or drywall. A different trim near the hatch that can take a beating. Move the cup holders to the center console instead of being on the side of the seat.