The original brakes lasted for 95,000 miles.
The timing belt lasted for 100,000 miles.
I got 75,000 miles out of the original tires.
If you really know how to drive a stick-shift, you can get quite a performance out of the car, even though it is low on horsepower.
The car handles wonderfully in any weather, especially snow.
As a petite person, the car fits me perfectly and is very comfortable. All of the buttons are well within reach.
The car attracts a lot of attention, especially from guys. Quite a head-turner.
After nearly six years of ownership, numerous rides cross-country, and use for a traveling sales job, the car has only been in the shop twice (brakes and timing belt) and has only cost me about $1000 in maintenance over the years.
This was my first car, after years of using my parent's car, and it was the best investment I've made thus far. The car is dependable, peppy, and fun, especially in the summer when I can put the top down and cruise to the beach.
126,500 miles and going strong!