4 cyl with all power. I have not had any mechanical problems with this car. Just hit 50K. The ride is nice and all the controls are laid out good. Gas mileage is ok for a 4 banger. The only thing that was replaced was the clock light bulb (not bad for 5 years) and normal wear/tear items (oil,brakes, tires). I would definitely buy another one if they had not changed the rear trunk design. I will have to step up to it's big brother and get a Acura TL if I decide to trade it. The only cars I will buy now that are American made will be the muscle cars from the 60's & 70's.
Control layout, body design, fit and finish.
A little more pony's in the 4 cyl. and a moonroof as standard equipment would be nice. A split folding rear seat would also be helpful for larger items that don't fit the pass through.