Consumer Reports gave this car a low reliability rating but from my experience it has been great, with a couple of exceptions. Like others I noticed that the tires wear out at 30,000 miles and the brakes wear out at 20,000. And I thought my wife used the gas and brake at the same time. My favorite attraction: Safety: it had curtain air bags standard while others gouged the consumer to get them. I hear complaints about the readouts being in the center. They should get some reviewers that are not old fashioned and fixed in their ways. It only took a little while. My first attraction: it didn't have a ho-hum interior, but has a little excitement to it, even with just the standard package.
Great standard air bag package (at that time period). Nice refreshing interior design, not the usual vanny fanny interior look.
Better tires, better brakes. How can you screw up engineering the brakes. Brakes have only been around a 100 years. Some of the road noise could be reduced: the low hummmm.