This car is very nice. I have had no problems with this car. It has run beautifully and handled excellent for its size. The interior is more spacious than most cars out there for big and tall people like me. Its sporty yet refined. It currenty has 85000 miles and has never been in the shop for anything but scheduled maintenence.
Bought this car almost 3 years ago with 100k for $3800. It just went over 200K. Great car and comfortable to drive. Engine still strong. Transmission started to shimmy at about 72 MPH at 145K and transmission company said it should be changed right away, letting off the gas solves the issue and it's been running fine without changing (flushed changed tranny fluid again at 50K). One frustrating issue has been that the car stalls or won't start all of a sudden. I brought it to the dealer and other places and of course the issue doesn't appear. It will start back up in a minute or so. This issue happens so randomly. It can go 2 months without happening and then happen once a day for a month.
We have 220,000 miles on this car and the engine, transmission, and suspension are all great. Our biggest expense was replacing the electric steering system at 180k miles, but I have never heard of anyone else having that problem. I wouldn't have put out the money for the steering except that this car is so otherwise mechanically sound and easy to drive. It stills gets 21 mpg around town and 27 mpg on the highway; and that's fully loaded for vacation! And this car holds a lot of stuff in its trunk. The most common, and most annoying, thing about this car are the power window control/motors that seem to need replacing about every 70k miles. The paint holds up very well. Our car is over 18 years old and it just this year started looking like it needs repainting. Overall the best car we have owned.
I bought it about eight months ago for $4,900 It had 117K on it and I've put about 10K on it since I've had it. I was woried about the high miles at first, but I have'nt seen a sign of trouble. It's very comfortable and fun to drive!
Now turning 169,000 miles going on 7 years, I must part with my reliable SE steed. Nothing really big wrong, but the fuel pump died at 158K, and its time to do the brakes, and struts, and well you get the picture. Eventually even the best get tired. I'm torn though this is just about the most fun, and reliable car I've ever owned.