I bought the car new in 2000. Have had
only a few minor problems. Yes, the oil
issue is a pain but it improved over
time. I've had the hatch latch repaired
under warranty and the cruise control
module was replaced, but otherwise no
problems. Great gas mileage, still fun
to drive. Hatch holds a lot of stuff. A
great basic car.
Good interior design. Great stereo.
Hopefully the next version will have a
peppier base engine. 2.0L gets good gas
mileage but can be pretty pokey even
with a manual shifter.