Pros: Reliability, resale value, build quality, service intervals, ergos, great 5-speed, gas mileage, longevity potential, ULEV status, design, interior room, safety rating, trunk size, proven engine, comfy seats, aftermarket potential and fun-to-drive factor. Cons: No passenger side power lock switch, rear suspension bounciness, highly reflective rear glass, no ABS, rear drums, premature low fuel gauge warning, overly thin sheet metal, non venting rear windows.
Transmission, orange dash lighting, appearance, comfort and handling.
Put the passenger side pdl switch back where it belongs. Make ABS an option easy to find, add disc breaks, put the missing link back in the rear suspension, more torque and hp via VTEC and bore/stroke enhancements. Use a sportier standard wheel and tire combination to compete with Mazda and Ford.