The car just turned over 223,000 miles and I've had nothing major to complain about. Mileage with the 5 speed is still VERY good at about 37 MPG average for all types of driving, and upwards of 42 mpg on the highway. Just got my first tear in the cloth driver's seat, and one in the carpeting under the clutch pedal. A bit of rust inside the door openings but that's about all. I'm going to be sorry to see this one go, if it ever does! Just maintain the regular service schedule and you should always be good to go.
Reliability, gas mileage
Always thought the wheels were just a bit undersized for the look of the car.