Owned it since new (June 02). It really has been quite reliable. Had a few accidents and it still handled great after the repairs. Honestly, you can't tell.
Apart from normal wearables (tires, oil changes, tune ups, etc.), it has had a few expensive repairs over the years. Several faulty sensors had to be replaced to the tune of $500 a pop and the belt that MUST be done at 100K miles.
Gas mileage was about 22 mpg in mixed city/hwy. We took a number of very long trips in it (family of four) and were quite comfortable.
Great acceleration and handling. Outstanding performance in the SNOW! And, we have always loved our sunroof.
Few more comforts like power seats, GPS, bluetooth, extra cup holders, storage compartments, cigarette outlets, etc. would've been nice but weren't available at the time.