Purchased this car for the economy. The 5 speed and on the open road I am very happy with 38 mpg and its not even broken in yet. About 30 mpg around town. Handles like a charm, the ride is great but a little choppy because of the shorter wheelbase, one of the problems with cars with a short wheelbase. Love this car!
I really like it all, but the sun roof, 5 speed (works like a champ), and the leather seats are best. Then along with the economy, and it's fun to drive!
The instrument panel for the SES would be well served with a built in compass and ambient tempature gauge. The arm rest could be redisigned to accomodate shifting on with the manual transmission. Thank goodness they got rid of the chrome thingy on the door for 2009