Bought it new and have used it in many roles including commuter, truck and family transport. Have driven it hard with very little problems (clutch, alternator, O2 sensor) and now have 200,000 miles on it. Has plenty of zip with a 5-speed and still gets 40 miles per gallon on the highway. I've tried to get rid of it before but just can't part with it as it continues to provide outstanding service.
5-speed transmission, gear ratio, interior room for such small car, outstanding gas mileage
Cup holder placement, trunk could have been bigger, low fuel light would be nice.