Originally reviewed after one month. So thought I might give a 6 month update to let people know what I thought after the "newness" has wore off. Currently have 8000 miles and have not had to take the vehicle in for warranty work, but I do have a few rattles and one clunk that will probably be warranty repairs at some point. My "clunk/rattle" sound is the most annoying at this point and only happens when going over somewhat larger bumps/humps in the road and seems to originate from the passenger front when I do hear it(my wife calls me a freak for rattles). Other than that the vehicle is still fun to drive and I'm getting 27mpg with 50/50 highway/city driving. I still get excited to drive it
5 speed manual. Sync is very convenient. I have had several friends comment how quiet the car is at highway speeds. Price new was still a deal!
As you get use to the car, the engine noise definitely gets more prominent under acceleration, but 4 cylinders are traditionally louder. It runs pretty quiet down the road. Do agree rpm's are high at interstate speed (75mph/3300rpm).