Inexpensive, great mileage, very reliable
Wheel bearings. I've replaced them all, and the left rear bearing twice. Not terribly expensive, but annoying.
Minor fit/finish issues such as the driver's window crank, switches, etc.
Normal stuff like brakes, tires, etc.
Compared to my last vehicle, this car has already paid for itself in gas savings. I drive it hard and fast, and still get 47 mpg.
The seats could stand a re-design, as I'm 6'2" and they just aren't shaped to fit me. Forget about putting people in the back seat of a 2-door (perhaps it's due to my height), but I regularly haul stuff around in it.
It has a lot more road noise than most other cars I've driven, and it isn't a stoplight sprinter by any means, but it cranks up every single time and still runs great for having 90k+ hard highway miles. I buy another one in a minute.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th April, 2001