My boyfriend and I just bought this car a few months ago, and we LOVE it. We both have older cars (him, a '67 Chevy; me, an '86 Volvo) that we love dearly, but this car takes the cake. It's very reliable, fun to drive, comfortable even for very tall people, and is very well designed, inside and out. We get about 33 mpg city and 40 highway, which is a huge money-saver. Parts are relatively inexpensive and easy to find, and the car is pretty easy to work on.
For a small car, it's wonderfully roomy and has tons of trunk space. The control panel is very convenient. Almost everything is easy to work on.
The oil filter needs to be moved. It's in an odd location and makes a mess when removed.