I bought this car brand new and had it for a few days when, on occasion, it would not go into first gear when stopped. When it would finally go in, it would grind very badly. I took it to the dealer with only 428 miles on it and was told they are replacing the entire transmission. Besides that, I love the car. Aside from the problem with first gear, it shifts extremely smoothly, has good acceleration, and handles like a dream. I hope the transmission problem does not turn out to be a recurring one.
Sync, manual transmission, roomy, seat material, good steering wheel controls that light up at night.
Transmission problems with the manual need to be resolved, rear camera should come standard because the high back makes it difficult to see when backing up.