I've driven my 1994 Mazda Protege for 13 yrs now. It has over 220,000 miles on it. My dad tried to give me his 1995 Toyota Corolla last month, which has a lot less miles on it. But I said, no thanks. It doesn't ride as well as my Mazda. It still has a very solid engine and great pick up.
I love the fold down seats which allow you to put long things in the trunk. This was a feature that really drew me to the car.
I have had to replace the front left & right CV axles several times. I wish there was a way to magically make those CV axles last a bit longer.