This car refuses to die. It now has 17500+ miles on it (mostly from teenagers). This car has plowed through snow that was over the bumper. It's been air-borne on dirt roads many times too. This is the most amazing car I've ever owned. It's like a tank. It can take anything. It gets great mileage too (26-32).
The 5-speed transmission, comfortable seats, cargo space, fits great in all parking spaces, great on gas, great for driving through snow.
This car can go through axles really fast (but that's probably my fault); after 13 years the cruise control and horn quit working; the door locks stink.