I was recently in an accident where the front driver's side was impacted. Thankfully, the driver was safe. Although this was at a low speed, the impact was strong enough to smash the battery. Due to it's location, the battery acid made contact with computers, electrical & mechanical parts. Needless to say, it was considered totaled even though the damage did not appear as drastic on the outside. There was other structural/frame damage as well.
Loved the style and the size of the car. Good to fair mpg. May get a newer model if battery location has changed.
Interior of the cabin is not so quiet. Could use some sound proofing.