Mine has served as our families primary (and only) mode of transportation relatively uniterupted since august of 2003. Only borrowed cars from family to have it serviced.
At 10 years we are thinking of getting a new Focus (maybe a ST).
"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge"
- Carl Sagan
"Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave."
- Fredrick Douglas