Purchased new in 2001 and I could not be happier with this car. Never had any problems with this car. Just recently replaced my first set of brakes. 5 speed transmission moves this car quickly in traffic. I still own this car and will replace the timing belt to get another 75,000 miles out of it.
Engine has quick pickup and is great on gas.
Engine is noisy at highway speeds. Also the car in general is noisy, sound proofing would help but may hurt mileage.