This is a great car. I love SUV's. My earlier car was a Ford Explorer. This smaller vehicle is far superior for the city driving I do. I don't particularly like the fact that I have to use premium gasoline, but with the good fuel mileage I get it's really not that much more expensive to operate. It handles wonderfully and is fun to drive.
I have the 6 speed because I prefer stick shift. I find the manual transmissiont on this car to be one of the easiest to operate.
The brake pedal is too close to the accelerator and sometimes I can be stepping on the brake and it causes the engine to rev.