I would have to say without a doubt that the improvments in styling for the 2007 model sold us but I especially liked the new rear tailight design. It is much bigger inside than it looks although rear space is limited but feels like a much more expensive car than it is. The ride is good for a small car and handling is also good and makes for easy parking.
The looks were number one but we also like the amount of features in the base model such as the trunk release and gas door and the amount of trunk space is impressive.
Improve gas mileage, as it is much less than advertised, in fact somewhat disappointing. A bit more rear leg room would be appreciated as anyone with big feet like myself will find it almost impossible to get out of the back.