Purchased used with 40K. While I maintained it, it never gave me one bit of a problem. Was getting 33 mpg. It was a pleasure to own this car. The reliability and fuel economy were unmatched. I could surprisingly lug around my toddler's car seat, stroller, and daughter's softball equipment with no problem. Solidly built through and through.
The way you can adjust your antenna by hand even while your driving, the cupholders
An elbow rest in the center maybe, better stereo/speakers, make it easier to change brake light
Only scheduled maintenance so far ... one previous owner (1997-2004) kept great records, though. The build quality is its best attribute; before I bought the car, I asked my mechanic what he would want to work on -- what had parts that are easy to get to, etc. He mentioned four or five vehicles, and I continued my research. This was a GREAT buy.
The price -- you get a good car for your money. And the size -- it's fun to be able to fit into the lots marked "compact only." It's a cute little car, especially for the poor college student. The cupholder, while it gets in the way of the ashtray/lighter, is very sturdy for a little plastic thin.
Speakers are wimpy, but you can only ask so much! Also, it would be nice to have an armrest between the front seats.