Bought it new in 2000, only repairs have been new brakes, alternator, battery and rocker arm. I've only put 90,000 miles on it, luckily, but it just keeps on running. Gas mileage has consistently been 27-28. It's a little loud on the freeway, but not bad for an inexpensive small car. Only disappointment has been the radio.
Acceleration is great, even after 10 years of driving. Handles well with small turning radius. Lots of fun!
Would love a remote trunk latch, and if the noise issue were solved, it would be about perfect.