I have about 4500 miles on this car. I have had, in the past, several VWs (sedans and busses. Saabs (two cycle) BMW 1600, Porsche 1600 Super; Citroen DS 21, NSU Prinz, and others. This car with the VTEC enging is very interesting. It comes on like it has a supercharger. Most impressive when you tramp on the accellerator.
Engine, brakes, and handling. feels like driving a kart. ( i have also owned a 1988 Honda Civic DX and that had similar handling, but not a spunky engine like this EX . It also has a great seamless automatic transmission. I don't usually own a automatic transmission car, but this one is SMOOTH.