We bought this car for my wife and for trips. It rides comfortable getting good gas mileage on highway over 30 mpg and seems to do well in town. I liked my oldsmobile better but had more power and less gas mileage. I like that we got column shift and did not have to waste space for area between seats. Has good passing power, comfortable for long ride. I would have liked key lock on trunk, but know it is more secure this way. My wife is happy with it traded in Buick Ranier, if she is happy I am happy. Love the trunk space!