I purchased the car in 2001 because my car died "literally" at the dealership. I am so glad I picked this car. It has been the best car I have ever owned. No problems. Change the oil, put gas in, & change the tires. That's all you need to do. I have never had any problems. It even takes the abuse of my wife's driving :).
Quality, Quality, Quality... My favorite feature is the security of knowing I am driving a safe reliable car and I will not be left stranded. There are so many different cars to choose but if you need a car that will give you more then what you put in then Honda Accord would be your choice.
I would improve on the style and features but don't compromise on quality.