Great car for the money. I took a 500 mile trip through the mountains and averaged 32 MPG on the interstate. I get about 25 MPG locally. It has a lot more interior room than appears from the outside and will actually seat four adults comfortably, although if you are going to carry four people on a regular basis the 2.4 engine or turbo would be a better choice. If I had to make the choice over again I would buy the same car.
Gas mileage and interior room, beside which it is just plain fun to drive.
Make the windshield about two inches higher to make it easier to see traffic lights. Move the gas cap to the drivers side.