i have had mine for close to 5 years, i bought it with only 27miles on it brand new and still have it, so it does last pretty well. however, i have had to get the frount end aligned 4 times and none of them were covered by the warrenty. it does not have good "get up and go"...has trouble gaining speed on level ground, and when i have the cd player and the ac going at the same time it really pulls on the battery...it hums. the room is great, the price was wonderful, this was my first new car and i've already paid it off. this car would be good for a new driver, or teenager, but i would not suggest this for a family car due to the size and speed. i've enjoied it, but i'm glad to be selling it soon as it just dosn't fill my needs any longer.