I got this car as a first car and love it. It's a great car and very fun to drive even on long road trips. It has never let me down and runs as though it's brand new. The gas mileage is great and I love how I can drive an almost 15 year old car and not have to worry about gas. I do wish it had a better alarm though, I'm afraid to make any big changes and get it stolen, I'd be crushed if it was. Would definitely recommend this car, especially the EX.
1.6 L VTEC, comfort, handling, reliability, easy to repair/modify, very fun to drive (especially the manuals).
Window/sunroof motors, cup holders (almost useless), alarm system.