my car had around 220000 when i got it, it now has 240000 plus on it, and runs just as good if not better than when i got it! and im not that nice to this car, only major thing i had to do was replace the clutch when i first got it, the only bad things are the body rot and blown struts and brakes, but that wouldnt happen if i drove it like a normal person haha.
I have owned two paseos and like them very much. They are peppy and fun to drive. The first one was going strong at 265,000 miles but I totaled it by hitting a deer. I looked for another one in 2004 and am still driving this one at 215,000. Reliable and starts every time.
I was just getting used to the Paseo when somebody hit me but I was not entirely loving it. I felt very cramped in the driver's seat compared to my Honda. My head bumped the window in the backseat, painful for passengers. It ran pretty well, decent acceleration. Excellent gas mileage. Next time I want a bigger car.
No real cons for this car. I'm a tall person at 6'1" and have no problems getting in the car or having any shortage of room. Plenty of room for sure and adjustability is good. Great gas mileage and easy to work on. Broke the transmission learning how to heel/ toe and to help my nephew learn to drive a stick. 5 years later I find a transmission and 10 months later have a completely new car with all new drive train, tranny, engine rebuild, and everything in the drive train replaced. Best investment I could make with this car. She rides great and will now be reliable again for another 5-10 years without any major worries with anything wearing out or breaking. Work the investment to this car because of how good it is when it came from the factory. One of Toyota's finest.
It's over 175,000 miles, and never once had mechanical problem. Replaced thermostat at 165K, and other than routine maintenance (wear/tear), transmission and engine is in excellent condition. My friend didn't believe it is over 175k because the engine is so quiet. Commuted between Vegas and LA last year every weekend, and never broke down in the desert. Gets 36 mpg, why pay more for hybrid. This one is a keeper. Great for one or two person drive around town doing chors. Space and power is limited, but we didn't buy it for those. We have a 4Runner and Sienna for those. We only drive Toyotas because of their quality.