The steering, transmission, clutch and the running gear are all in tune. This is a very solid sports car feel, in a small sedan, still with ample room for 4 people. Having had Hondas since 1986, this was a major step up for me, and the car is solid, planted and fun to drive. Too bad that it has to use premium gas, buy that's the way Honda gets 205 HP out of the 2.4L four cylinder. This is a driver's car, with a nicely snubbed-up ride that is not harsh.
6-speed transmission that rivals anything BMW produces; every convenience that one could want; logical dash layout
Reduce road noise at highway speeds; better mid-range on the sound system; offer summer tires, rather than all-weather Michelins