With the hatchback design you have endless amounts of legroom and a huge trunk. The seats recline nearly perfectly flat, the car grabs the road even with stock springs and dampers. Engine swaps with this car are almost limitless. If you wish to stick with the stock d block be sure to get yourself a japanese l3 transmission that came with the zc engines, but you must get one with a lsd...it kicks up the acceleration to the point where with the stock engine you can easily best 2000 integra gsr's in a drag race and of with the lsd it flat out burns most every car in the twisties. Not to mention its style is timeless and still catches eyes even with the car 12 years old now.
Handling, Styling, Interior space, Headlights(they work better than any other car(save the new hid audi's and porsche 911's) and leave the low beam on when you turn on your highs.