My wife bought her MX3 GS new in 1994, and it still has under 40,000 miles on it and is still like a new car.
Granted she has not put a lot of miles on it, and it is garaged all the time, but this has honestly been one of the absolute most trouble-free cars I've ever seen.
Add to that that it is fun to drive,
looks good, it's comfortable and relatively economical.
After 18 years of ownership my wife still loves her MX3 and never even considers that she might want somethng newer.
Only regular upkeep (oil changes, 1 set of tires, 2 batteries, 1 tune-up and we did the 60K scheduled maintenance at 30K just because of its age), and 1 minor repair (cracked air hose).
Hard to beat
Fun, comfortable, reliable & economical
I do wish the driver's seat would go back another inch.
Otherwise the only issue I would suggest is improvement of the window weatherstripping, it's not really formed right at the curve of the window and tends to sort of kink up there
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