After 3.5 years of driving it it still looks fresh.
No problems with the transmission, exhaust or anything major. With regular maintenance it has been problem-free.
We got $750 in accessories and a great deal on our trade-in. It was hard to resist the offer especially with our 1st baby on the way.
AWD makes driving in any type of weather worry-free. It feels planted on the road even in snow with decent all season tires.
Considering it was an AWD car, I expected something worse than our Protege5, but it was not far off.