This is the most dependable car I've ever owned.
Be sure to perform the proper maintenance and your Summit/Mirage will never fail you.
-Do not buy the cheap gasoline like a fool! Use only the higher grade quality gasoline. Don't worry about the price as you will still get better fuel economy than all of your friends.
-Change the timing belt at 50,000 miles, follow the manual's instructions for other parts, and consult your mechanic for regular preventative maintenance. (Spend a little money on your car now and you won't have to spend a lot later.)
-Change the oil every 3000 miles religiously. I use synthetic only with mine for the extra protection.
The limitations are:
-The tires and brakes could be bigger (but that's alterable)
-It would be nice to have maybe 20 more horsepower.
-I would have liked a tachometer on my model.
Why do I love my car? I love it because the engine starts immediately as soon as I turn the key, even after 10 years!
This car makes an excellent daily driver or even a great "first car".
It's incredibly dependable and very economical.