Amazingly competent and RELIABLE ride. I purchased this car with 155,000 miles on the clock. It's now sitting on 185K, no major repairs whatsoever, still in excellent shape except for needing a motor mount (not so bad at 185K miles) and faded paint (13 years of non-garaged life take their toll). This car has been great to us, amazingly reliable, engine still pulls strong and transmission shifts smoothly. Decently fun to drive, comfortable, nice steering and handling, handsome if somewhat boring exterior. Great car, no regrets whatsoever. See you at 250,000!
Reliability. Reliability. Reliability. Capable handling and comfort. Does just about everything well. Good mileage with acceptable power. Did I mention reliability?
Can you make the motor mounts last 250K like the rest of the car? Manifests itself as a shaky idle. Stock sound system is mediocre. Car could use a shot of personality.