This is an amazing car! It's got almost 190,000 miles on it. It's been wrecked and rebuilt, has Ford Taurus wheel covers and is missing a couple parts, but still runs and drives just fine. In 80,000 miles and 10 years the only things that broke were the oil pump, alternator, a blown muffler. The O2 sensor took a dump several thousand miles ago, still runs good! Steers good. Handles good. Brakes Good. Transmission works good (but has arthritis now). Keep this car maintained and it will outlast your brand new car.
The engine. Best 2.2 liter SOHC ever. Smooth idle, quiet, refined, good powerband. Handling. Reliability. Quality. It goes anywhere! AWD. You can put a lot of junk in the back of it.
More horsepower. Bad gas mileage. It's a 4-cylinder. I get 20 or so. Not good. Gas isn't $1 gallon anymore. Bouncy ride. Cup holders!!!!! Motorized seatbelts.