I've owned this car almost 2 and 1/2 years and it's been a pleasure to own and drive! New parts I replaced: battery, driver cv joint, (passenger side needs new one) front/rear brakes, front/rear brake rotors, 4 new tires, alternator, spark plugs, routine oil/filter changes every 3 mos. or 3,000 miles. A Very safe car, too. Needs only a new rear hub/wheel bearing and a passenger side cv joint. Runs and drives smooth, no shakes, shimmy, or vibration anywhere in the entire car! Doesn't burn or leak a drop of oil and has 164,000 miles on her! I absolutely recommend these cars to anyone in need of cheap transportation and VERY long-lasting reliability!!
Engine reliability, super easy to park, comfy seats, plenty interior and trunk room, excellent build quality suspension/transmission/motor, only normal wear and tear, starts every time. I couldn't be happier! Plan on keeping her a decade or whenever she dies, which will be a long way off!
Better quality cup holders, longer and lasting/better built cv joints.