"I loved my little blue hatchback. It has been very reliable and just right for me. The back seat is very spacious for it's overall size and you can fit a ton of stuff in there when you fold the seat down. It's pretty fun to drive, though it's a little puny up steep hills. I drove mine to about 210k until it had a problem not worth fixing (but amazingly the AC still works!). I've had it for six years and I've replaced: radiator, front breaks, valve cover gasket, timing belt and another minor oil leak at the same time and then just maintanance stuff like tires and battery etc. That's pretty good for its age and milage. I got about 30mpg on it. It's supposed to get better but I guess it's efficiency deminished over time. That's still pretty good though. The paint is in bad shape in some spots, with the clear coat peeling off. I would recommend this car to anyone if you can find one with low enough miles that's in pretty good shape. But expect them to die around 200k because I have a friend who had one and his died around there too. Overall I have loved having this car. It's only flaw is its age and high miles and wear and tear that comes with that."