These cars are like Wonka's everlasting gob stopper. Once you work the original kinks out, the cars last forever. Stay on top of the maintenance and it will be there for you. Mine has been broad sided and brought back from the brink of death. It still gets over 25 mpg hwy. Great car.
Reliability. I have purchased a Caravan, a Grand Caravan, and a Yaris but I refuse to get rid of the Spirit. For a car that is practically 15 years old, the V6 will still get up and go.