I bought my wagon used in 2002, with 18,000 miles on it.
It now has over 163,000 miles and is my 24 y.o. son's daily driver.
With routine maintenance, I've never had any major failures.
Still has the original tranny.
AC blows cold.
I commuted 35 miles (each way) daily for 3 years with no problems.
It survived three years of being a primary driver for 2 different high schoolers, and four years as a frat beer hauler. It's been loaded for multiple college move-ins and move-outs.
Even hauled a trailer full of furniture from Mich. to D.C. Still looks good, inside and out.
Just today, it completed a 120-mile trip without a hitch.
It's a great car.