Haven't replaced brakes yet since purchase new in 2010 labor day. Low cost of maintenance overall, but many owners forget about the CVT Transmission fluid servicing every 50k miles. Not the best for long distance drives, but for a daily work commute it gets the job done well. Also, I love the handling in this car and how it handles the elements very well.
Just a fun, fast car to drive. Lots of power and a comfortable ride when cruising. Stiff, responsive steering, makes it feel like a race car. When shifting the 6 speed manual trans, she just keeps giving more and more power. Before you know it, you're cruising at 80 mph. :D
This car is a perfect vehicle to get you from point a to point b. It doesn't get any awards for style or luxury, but when it comes to getting you where you need to go and at an affordable rate, it's a perfect 10.
I purchased this car to replace my gas guzzling truck to drive me to and from college. Between the cruise control and the easy steering, this car makes a 2 1/2 hour commute every other weekend something to look forward to! And the price at the pump is a definite bonus!