Bought the car used in 2008 with 140,000 miles on it.
It had just passed the 200,000 mile mark in 2013 when some idiot rear ended me. Even though it was the only car to drive away from a 5 car pile up, it was still totaled. I have no doubt I could have gotten another 50k to 75k miles out of her. I only ever did routine stuff like oil changes, struts and brakes and yet she was the most reliable car I have ever owned. Absolutely solid engine that I could count on to take me anywhere. Cosmetically, many parts were worn from age and paint had faded a bit but sitting in a hot tx sun for nearly 20yrs can do that! Would love to find another one!!
Gas Mileage was one of the best features. I started with about 35/37mpg on the hwy. I had the spark plugs changed during a tune up and think they used inferior ones as after that I only averaged 30/32mpg. Still great, but I think I could have gotten better. The car had a great turn radius and even survived one winter in Iowa. Had no problems plowing through a snow packed street!!
I have had my type S 4-door sedan
for 8 years. Throughout the entire
time I have owned this car there have
been only two minor issues - one,
where the key became stuck in the
ignition, and the other being that the
power window shorted out while
open(during a rainstorm). Other than
that, this car has been so reliable,
well worth the money that I paid for it.
I especially like the look of this car. It
is plain and nondescript, which is
appealing to me! There's nothing
about it that makes it stand out, but
the colors are nice, and it's designed
very well overall.