Reliable car, long-lasting life span
This car has lasted almost fifteen years and has been (for the most part) reliable. Our budget hasn't allowed us to keep it up as well as we'd like, but the issues we've encountered have been more involved in brake pad and suspension performance deteriorating, as well as some engine issues. The mechanics have told us that without doing thousands of work in replacements and repairs, we probably have one or two years left to use it, but even so, it's lasted longer than the Subaru of the same year that recently died, and Subaru is notoriously a reliable company for long lasting cars. Overall I'd say this car has done really well.