"I bought this car new in 2002 - it was my first new car ever. In the seven years I've owned it I have only had to do routine upkeep such as brake pads, oil changes, brake fluid flush (recommended by maintenance schedule) and new tires. This car is probably the single best purchase I've ever made. I've hauled landscaping equipment and rolls of sod from Home Depot. I've moved myself in and out of various apartments with this car. This car has been with me everywhere and I've never had a serious problem -- I should also mention that I live in one of the toughest climates - Boston. Our winters are HARSH.
My few problems with the car are nitpicks - plastic fascia pieces coming loose/unhinged on the dashboard - purely cosmetic. I strongly recommend this car without hesitation - at this rate I have no doubt I"ll see 200K miles on this thing."