Great little car, very dependable. Ride was a little rough at times on long trips. Biggest complaint was brakes needed to be replaced every 30,000 miles. Great on gas 32+ mpg, plenty of pickup. Over 135,000 miles and still in great shape, no rust and exterior finish is still excellent -- unusual for a vehicle that lives in Rochester, NY. Son drove to school and college all year round.
I purchased this as a gas saver for the wife (35mpg). In 65 thousand miles I have replaced rotors and pads with parts from Kragen. (No more brake problems). Had to replace the horn, push the heater cable back on the control lever, lube & oils. That's it. Better than most other vehicles I've owned. Liked the Sephia so much we just bought a Kia Sorento (kept the Sephia).