Where to start? The engine (V6) is smooth and powerful (240hp). The automatic transmission is quick to downshift and the spacing between the gears helps give quick starts off the line. While in 5th gear is only taching 2400rpm at 80 mph for good fuel economy (avg 27 mpg in 70% highway driving). It handles well with little body lean, yet is quiet and absorbs bumps gracefully. The interior is high quality, very comfortable and for a coupe, pretty spacious. The true cost of ownership (considering depreciation), is only a little more than a Dodge Neon over 5 years. It has top safety rating in all categories. Though it's not the best in its class at any 1 thing, it is very good at everything
V6 engine performance, automatic transmission design and integration with engine, fuel economy, driver comfort, 6 disc cd player. Grade Logic, which keeps the auto trans in 4th gear when going up steep slopes instead of hunting between 4th and 5th.
I honestly can't think of anything I would change. Other than possibly adding a D4 transmission setting. Currently only has D5, D3, D2, D1. The grade logic and quick shifting really make that unimportant.