I bought this car from my brother in early 2005. This car has been the most dependable car I've ever owned. I laugh when the car commercials come on and they try to brag up how good of gas mileage they get on new cars, when my 14 year old car does the same or most times better than they do new. I'm at 140k plus miles on the car so far. I plan on owning this car until it breaks down to the point where it would be more expensive to replace than to fix, but I don't see that in the foreseeable future. That alone speaks volumes on the quality of this car. I could go on like some people do about how this or that could be better, but the car fills its intended roll perfectly.
GAS MILEAGE! Extremely dependable car. Handles and accelerates pretty good for a small displacement inline 4 cylinder. Ultra dependable vehicle. Have only replaced the timing belt so far.
CRUISE CONTROL! Going cross country in a car like this without it is torture. When I finally must replace this vehicle, it will be "econobox" like this, but it will have cruise control.