Bought it back in 2000, my old ford was run to death by then. Has been very reliable but I have had a few breakdowns, nothing major-major. But that is what you can expect after 235,000 great miles. Overall I love it, and I would definitely buy another.
Basic and easy to use, not a lot of expensive unneeded gadgets.
Body could be a little more rust resistant but who says that you can't patch a little.