I traded in my truck in order to get better gas mileage. I have not been disappointed at all. I average 27 mpg for city and 31 mpg on the highway. And believe me that I am hard on vehicles, taking corners at higher speeds than one should, speeding, etc. This car has been nothing but impressive from my standpoint. I have had no issues with it and it has over 24,000 miles.
interior styling gas mileage stick shift ease of maintenance trunk space
The only thing I would recommend is getting the LX with the 18 inch rims. It looks very unattractive with the standard 16 in wheels.