I got this car in June '08 with about 6,000 miles on it. It now has 62,300 and it runs wonderfully. The car always starts right up. I think the idle runs a bit high, but I am told this is normal. As per the manual it should idle at around 750 RPM. Mechanically nothing has needed to be addressed. I have only replaced a front light bulb. I have really scrutinized EVERYTHING with this car. Other than the idling (which turned out to be normal) the other thing I noticed is that the belt sometimes squeaks after start up. This happens during wet weather, particularly during the first start. That's about all I find as far as the negatives go. This car runs smoothly and is very easy to drive
Nothing really excites me, per se....I suppose the fact that it is very reliable, easy to drive and is well designed is appealing. This summer I filled up in Youngstown, Ohio and made it home to Wappingers Falls, NY (well over 400 miles) on a tank of gas. I was psyched about that.