I bought this car almost 2yrs back, and driving 2000 miles a month on an average. And it meets my first criteria, be fuel economic. I was getting 33-34 mpg couple of months back, and now after the raise in gas prices I try to drive it efficiently and which gives me a 40-42 mpg. I have an ideal drive to work, in an almost empty highway. I haven't put much money on it, but never missed any regular maintenance appointments.
Fuel efficiency Compact, can sneak in any where.
A little too noisy inside. Steering is a bit tight, I guess Honda might have fixed this in their later versions. A bit more stuff in dash.