I cannot describe how economical this car is. I can't remember the time I got less than 30mpg, and I can go 360 miles on one tank of gas. Maintenance is beyond cheap, with the engine's DIS (distributor-less ignition system), and Multi-Point fuel injection.
The car is suprisingly quick, these will go 0-60 in 8.7 seconds, and handles quite nicely as well. Engine is responsive, has a lot of low-end torque, but has a lot of upper-end power toward redline for those sprited driving occasions.
Interior isn't the greatest design as it's all made with hard plastic, and isn't the quietest over bumps, but has held up well and looks nice.
The ride could be softer, but considering this car is 11 years old-- maybe I'm looking at new struts in the near future.