2003 Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
We have owned the Lancer since it was new and it has been a fantastic car. It still looks great, gets good gas mileage, is fun to drive, and little has gone wrong with it. The build quality is excellent and the interior has held up extremely well with almost no rattles and still tight after 9 years and 150k. Other than regular maintenance, few problems have arisen on the car, and it's been very reliable.
Styling, build quality, reliability, driving characteristics. Comfortable, quiet, and spacious. Good value for money. Manual transmission shifts great and makes it fun to drive.
Could definitely use more power but is adequate. No ABS on OZ Rally trim, and has rear drum brakes when there should be discs. Some parts can be expensive.