I bought this car new, and I do all my own maintenance. People will drive a car, not notice that it needs maintenance, and when it finally craps out, they blame the car. The only problems had were minor, and taken care of while the car was in warranty. The engine runs great, but working on it can be challenging, like removing the intake plenum to change plugs. After all the miles, there are some fluid leaks, but I will keep adding fluid until I can get the time to fix it. Overall, I can't imagine a car lasting better for the amount I drive.
Steering feel, ergonomics, looks, engine
I would love to have a decent manual trans to go with the 2.5v6- and remove the speed limiter- I drove all the way across alligator alley in S. Fla, and the speedo stopped at 120- it took 1 hour to go from Ft. Lauderdale to Naples