I think this car deserves to write a few words.I purchased mine in 04/2003. I gave 9 on fun-to-drive only. As it is noted not always easy to drive on the high-way when it is windy outside. Also, without wind, if you drive on the highway like more than 85 miles/hr, it is difficult to keep the car on the same track. So, the speed limit (under 70 miles/hr) should be always kept:-) I gave 9 on performance, because sometimes I feel that it does not run that smoothly as it is seen in an e.g. Toyota Camry or Honda Civic - sometimes a noise is coming when it is simply neutral (mine is manual). I had no problem until today at all, just needed oil filter change, tire rotation and other maintenance.
Centered board, great mileage (between Washington DC and the west coast of Florida on the I-95) 42 miles/gallon, on the highway (had to stop three times to get gas, and the third time was at home); 38 miles/gallon in the city; beautiful green color, nice lamps -looks better than ones from prev years
Stronger interior (e.g. some plastic stuff wants to come off sometimes); not sure if I am the only one who noticed the noise from the engine while the car is in neutral gear