This is my first car and we had it about 3 years prior to it becoming mine, and this is one of the most reliable cars you can get. A couple of years ago we were on a long trip when we were almost out of gas and this car kept going way past empty until we reached a gas station. The only problem is the exterior. I mean, come on, it's a toaster.
The car is just a great car. I like the easy adjustments in the back seat, plus only seating 4 makes it roomy which is nice for long trips.
When you put the back seats up to fit more in the back it blocks all view in the already limited blind spots, sure you have more room, with the small price to pay of the fact that you can't see.