I purchased this car new in 2000 and it is definately without question the best car that I have ever owned.
The most expensive part of owning this car is tire replacement.
I am currently on my 4th set.
I do oil changes at 3K, changed out the O2 sensor's at 100K, replaced the battery twice, timing belt and F/R brakes at 105K, had refrigerant added at 105K, flushed the antifreeze twice, brake fluid changed three times, transmission oil changed 3 times (manual 5 speed), recently had a ball joint replaced.
Replaced the wires/plugs at 105K.
Currently have 150K on this car and expect that it will easily go another 150K without any major
Reliability, handing, and decent performance for a 4 banger.
I also find the car ergonomic.