My most recent Maz, the '92 323 wasn't anything fancy, but it was practical, economical, fun to drive, handled perfectly, and it ran and ran and ran until recently, after 9 years (I was the second owner), it finally quit with 242,500 miles on it...and 3 cylanders. Yes, it had every right in the world to die, but it was the most reliable car I've ever owned (next to the first Maz, the '80 GLC--older version of the 323). I couldn't recommend a better, more reliable car than a Maz.
The simplicity of it. No extra "bells & whistles" on it, just your basics of rear defroster, heater, tape player. Everything was within easy reach.
THAT CURSED AUTOMATIC SEATBELT!!! I ended up disconneting it and using the seatbelt manually after a while. It was annoying.