Bought this car new 16 years ago. Now has 175K and it still runs well and looks good. It has needed some repairs recently, which I would expect with all the miles, but overall it has been an excellent and very reliable car. The four cylinder engine is economical delivering 23 city/28 highway, yet offers plenty power to "get up and go". Easy to drive, with excellent handling characteristics. Comfortable seats and nice view of the road with low dashboard and large windshield. Economical to operate and maintain. Tires wear like iron, I get almost 50K miles on a set of tires. Brakes last a long time too.
Comfortable seats, peppy engine, economical to operate.
Better sound attenuation. Road noise is more pronounced than competitors in same class. A few weak spots in design... temp control knob breaks, and front brake rotors get warped near the end of brake pad life.