I've been driving My Vic for a lil' over 2 years now, paid a $1,000. The only real expense was for tires and had to change out the O2 sensors. Gas isn't too bad; I average about 22 to 28 miles per gallon combined. For a 13 year old car how can anyone complain? The car does smoke a lil' if I slam on the gas but like I said it is 13 years old. Over all an excellent vehicle.
Leg Room, head room, I am 6'5" and I have plenty of room, no more drilling holes to move the seat back, WooHoo! Oh and it is kind of fun to beat people with the grandma car.
A floor shifter would be nice, better cup holders, a lil' more horse power (I have it up to 230 but no reason Ford couldn't start it off at 250).