This car is great for the buy. If you're looking for something that can holds its own ground, do yourself a favor and buy this car. Of course it's no BMW M3 but this car has its qualities of its own. The manual transmission rocks, and the engine is OK. I added a cold air intake on mine and it flies. Handling is good and gets a bunch better after I got some 17" TSW wheels and racing tires. Tons of fun and looks pretty sweet.
Great gas mileage, tons of fun to drive, will last forever
Bigger engine maybe. but then gas economy would go down so, it depends on what is more important to the buyer.