Bought my '96 used with 48k miles on it. Now has 102k and had no repairs except regular maintenance (timing belt at 70k, oil/filter changes, one set of brake pads). The alternator was replaced as a part of a recall. Extremely reliable and ages well! The brake pads last forever, I tend to downshift when braking. Only glitch so far: the light on the climate control is out so a bit hard to adjust at night.
Sturdy and reliable. Simple.
Gas mileage about 22-25 miles per gallon. More power would be nice.