My Mom gave me this car with 120k miles on it. I have been performing all the maintenance myself, and it has been super reliable. It's got 212k miles on it now and it's still running strong. I only slightly upgraded the suspension to tokico but left the stock wheels on it. The handling is precise and immediate. When you want to turn it turns without the big sedan/SUV lean. When you want to go, you put it in gear and release the clutch, without the automatic tranny lunge. When you want to speed up quickly, downshift and go. I have been looking for a new car, but I cannot find one on the market with this kind of performance. I think the weight of the car is a huge factor.
precise handling firm suspension low to the ground gas mileage