The 4 cyl. is very reliable. But the same engine is reliable in its other platforms as well. I've beaten the heck out of this car and it is still ticking away. Could use a tune up at this point in its life, but I've had it since mile 4 and it's been a great car.
All around good, lots of storage, nice zip, great lines, sturdy.
Bigger cupholders, better struts on the hatch, more power for the 4 banger