This car has been very reliable to me. All of the problems I mentioned, altogether cost about $400.
Even at 204,000 miles I still have no problem passing or getting on the freeway, although it lacks some power for climbing. I have to stay in the right lane most of the time.
The car is always sure footed, and is more secure than one might think on snow and ice.
I have a set of snow tires that came with the car, and I've never had to use them. The AWD system is excellent.
The hood scoop and alloy rims make the car look aggressive, even though the car is pretty well mannered.
The interior is pretty nice. The seats are very comfortable and the stereo sounds decent.
The dashboard, stereo, and climate control system are simple and easy to use and access, but are very plain.
The heating system and heated seats take a while to warm up, though, but it's not much of a problem.
The cargo space is plentiful and comparable to many SUVs and crossovers, but the suspension gets in the way.
There's plenty of legroom in both front and back, but tall passengers in the back may not think so.
The power windows are REALLY slow.
The brakes are excellent. The brakes never squeak, and don't fade during heavy use.
The car is fun to drive, especially with a manual transmission.
The handling is somewhat responsive, but there's a ton of body roll, due to the soft suspension for offroading.
The car does fine on bumpy, sorta-rocky trails. The ground clearance makes sure that the rocks don't mess up the undercarriage.
The shifter on the manual trans. is very tall, very flimsy, and annoying. I would recommend buying a short shifter to have crisper, more satisfying shifts.
And finally, the car gets good gas mileage.