as far as reliability, my understanding is that those are fairly reliable cars. however, it does have the "baby 6" engine and being a wagon would be heavier. so that little engine would be working harder and could wear out faster, right? can anyone back me up or prove me wrong on this? without having owned one its hard to say.
as far as that price goes - seems a little high to me. maybe if those electrical things were solved it would seem more reasonable, but that seems like a little much to me.