Bought mine 4 years ago, with the plan to replace it after I graduated college. I got my degree last year and still driving the car. The car is an example of good design. Everything is easy to use, everything works well and it's a very reliable car. Having said that, I've had to do quite a bit of work on it: new radiator, water pump, oil filter seal, transmission CPU (the last automatic I will own). I kept the spark plugs in for 48k miles. But this is a 16 year old car that will do 85 all day, cross country, and I've done it many times. Still getting 23/28 mpg.
Cruise control pedal feedback. Moonroof. Spacious car that's comfortable, easy to drive and park. Reliability. Just about enough power. Still getting 23/28 mpg.
RWD. VTEC. Real cupholders. Sturdier heater knobs (I've broken quite a few). Better paint, mine is coming off everywhere. Another 1-2" of ground clearance.