Owned mine since new in 2000. Other than recalls that I think are positive, I've had a few minor repairs except for a transmission cylinder. Replaced front rotors at 50,000 miles of mostly city driving. Much less problems than 2 VWs I've owned but more than the Toyotas. But then again I only paid $13,500 new.
Handling, rivals most sports compacts twice the price. Hatchback utility, carries more than small SUVs. Mileage, 25-26: pure city, 31-33: highway depending on load and speed.
Bad am radio reception, poor cupholder position. Better original equipment tires.