Car drives nicely although the sportier ride can be a bit too harsh at times for normal day to day driving. Gas mileage has been quite reasonable (12.3L/100km or 19.1 mpg) but I've had to watch the turbo indicator to use the turbo as little as possible. Hills seem to make the turbo kick in quite a bit as expected which really drains the gas quite quickly. Cruising at relatively high speeds while feathering the gas to keep up with traffic seems to make the turbo kick in oddly causing seemingly choppy driving. Blind spots are quite minimal as the mirrors and small size help counteract this.
Great handling, a lot of passing power, large center console storage capable of storing laptops, bright easy to read dash, reversable hard cover for storage area, roomy enough back seating for adults on moderate trips.
Power passenger seat (4 way is fine), more storage in general, upper vents for rear passenger, DVD option, ability to lift glass only in rear hatch, move power adapter on console so that bulky items do not block the function of the cup holder door, more interior color choices.