has been reliable so far. very good handling on dry road, in winter snow original tires were almost useless, replacement tires are much better in the snow. acceleration's acceptable, a little too noisy on the road. comfortable seats but i would like an inche or two more in width - it gets a little crowded if you put on a winter coat.
i am satisfied with the car overall.
better placement of controls for power windows/doors, rotary controls for A/C, wider visors to cover corners of the windshield, replace horn buttons with a single pad in the center of the steering wheel, replace door handles with the type that allows wrapping palm around it.