First real car that i've purchased coming from driving a dodge neon that i put way to much time into keeping running
been driving this car since 01/08 and it's been doing great, now i've been reading through the reviews saying that it's bad in the snow, and i'm going to go out on a limb and just say they must have bald tires or be horrible drivers. living in Logan Utah i have yet to have any problems through out the 3 winters that i've had this car, and I've got 40k+ on the all weather tires.
Also i'm 6'1 and fit very well into the car with plenty of room to spare may be a bit low to get into but not that bad,
Favorite, it's no 10 second car but it's got some pep that is fun, the handle on dry roads is also fun if you just have that urge while driving to open up on a corner.
the stock sound system has been great, noted I've added an amp / sub, but no problem what so ever with the door speakers
the seats in it are not to firm, and not to soft, I've done a lot of highway driving in this car and only once have i had to pull over due to just being to tired to drive, it gives you a comfort like a glove yet doesn't relax you to much
the only real main thing to have them improve would have to be the breaks noise and also when driving the engine noise is there as well, so if you're looking for a quiet ride this may not be your first choice, but i'm young and the sound system seems to cover it up well
i like to drive, so i usually have friends in the back, and they don't have much room back there so i wouldn't say it's a great family car, maybe good for starting out with just 2 + 1 or 2 kids, but would imagine it to not be comfortable for much more than that