I have now over 186,000 miles and the only major expense I had was brakes and tires and the rest was just periodic oil changes. I drive this car for work and pleasure. Let me tell you, aside from the so so fuel economy, this is a car that does everything and never lets me down.
It has a roomy interior. Fun to drive, so so fuel economy and the best of all this car never lets me down!
The only suggestion I have is to make the diesel version of the Matrix available!