I've been driving this car for about five years, absolutely no problems. Which was a pleasant surprise considering 4 of the 5 years were from college driving, which was very tough on the engine I'm sure. Other than regular scheduled maintenance (oil changes, filter changes, etc.) I haven't had a single problem with the car, not one. Also, I have the v6 model, and was quite surprised at how "peppy" the car was even at high speeds.
Tape deck, yeah, tape deck. Because this car has a tape deck I can listen to my ipod with ease and no white noise like you get w/ fm transmitters. Also the body styling is modest but yet slightly sporty.