This is my 2nd Del Sol Si. Del Sol is fun to drive, great gas mileage (30 mpg plus in town, up to 40 on highway, comfy seats, reasonable handling. When the weather is warm it is easy to take off the top and enjoy the sun. Eibach springs, KYB shocks, & a strut tower bar made a significant improvement in handling with a minor ride penalty. I am considering installing some sound insulation. Otherwise it is great for a 50 year old empty nester and his wife!
A couple of months ago I was tempted to get a Contour SVT, then came to my senses. I'll keep this one as long as we can still get in and out of it!
Economy, reliablity, fun factor, unique appearance.