I have had this car just over three years and it is my daily driver. It is driven year-around and my typical commute is through rural back roads. I am nearing 49k miles and I have had one minor cosmetic issue which was quickly and hassle-free dealt with under warranty. I had 47k miles and a cosmetic issue was corrected. I don't drive my car like I stole it, but I do not baby it at all. I have modified the suspension to improve cornering and feel and I typically exceed speed limits everywhere I go. I do keep-up with maintenance religiously. This car has been absolutely reliable and trouble-free. It is fun to drive, looks great and I am expecting to have it for a number of additional years. We like this car so much my wife bought an Elanta GT for herself.
What can I say? Even the guy at work with a Porsche thinks my Gen Coupe looks great. The lines and proportions are simply gorgeous. For what I paid you simply cannot do better. An FR-S/BRZ? Not bad but second place in looks. I fell in love with the styling at a 2010 auto show.
I installed an after market larger rear sway bar and rigid collars (sub frame bushings). This car handles like it is on rails now. From the factory there is some understeer. I am nice and neutral now which makes it easy to kick the back out when I want to. I had forgotten over the years how much better a RWD platform is. I may never go back. Even in the winter this car is easy to handle with a near perfect balance.
A great warranty and I have had no unexpected costs associated with this car. I am meticulus about maintenance on all of my cars. I think the local dealer is pretty good which really helps.