I owned this car for 8 years and loved it.
Such a great value for a car with all of the main luxury items you would want.
I never had any major mechanical problems and always had fun driving this even though it was a stick and I lived in LA.
Had to trade it in for a more family friendly car last year, but still miss driving it!
Hatchback is great -- lots of space for transporting stuff.
4 seats are pretty decent size for a small car.
6 speed transmission is so fun to drive.
Stereo with Bose subwoofer in the trunk is awesome!!