The Car runs Great now going on its fifth year and doing nutting but basic maintenance. Never had a break down.
The one defect to this car I would say is the Brakes. The work great and better then most cars I've driven but they are small which means that you have to change them every 10k to 15k miles depending on how hard you break.
The ride is probably the smoothest you could have in a car at that price range.