The engine of this thing is going to drive forever! Sure, over 15 years there has been some wear and tear, and we've had to replace a few things, but nothing has been major. This is one reliable car! My relatives collectively owned three of them, and they worked extremely well.
The car has great maneuverability in small spaces, and handles turns very well (i.e., it would be pretty hard to flip over).
I feel like I have a lot of control over the car. This includes driving in snow.
The one irritating thing is the seat belts, which are hooked to the door (not the car itself, so if the door goes, so do you). Also, they are hard to figure out for the uninitiated.
The two-door sedan works better if you have only two adults or an additional small child in the back. It gets tricky to remove sleeping children from car seats back there. However, they can't escape without a door, and you are all VERY close for long car trips, and can easily reach back to help the kids.
Despite the small size, we've been able to pack the trunk pretty tightly. Small, but a good use of space.
Driving this car has made me a Nissan fan for life.