This car has made more trips to the mechanic than any other car we own (and we own 5) BECAUSE it's picking up or dropping off the other 4! I have 227,000 miles on it. I have replaced: 1 water pump, 1 alternator, tons of tires, 4 sets of brakes. NOTHING ELSE! Not a powerful car by any means, o.k. comfort wise, starting to rust a wee bit. It's been all over this country and I plan to keep it until it dies (which it seems to be refusing to let go!). Use common sense, change the oil it will treat you just fine.
Did I mention I get 37 (winter); 42 (summer) MPG? I drive a hilly terrain SR 40 miles to and from work each day-6 x's per week. Roomy, great trunk space.
Do I want to more power for less MPG? Don't think so.