I bought ours with a 5 speed manual to get the most out of the engine. I rate the performance as a 10, because it does exactly what we bought the car for - a commuter car. Quality is exceptional - flawless. No rattles and we're at 49K mi. I put tinted windows and 17" chrome wheels on her and it improved the look. Gas mileage is great. Put the key in and she wants to go. Easy to drive. Reliable. Well engineered. About as close to perfection as you can get.
RELIABLE. Make that Rock Solid Reliability. Low cost of ownership. Easy to maintain. Quality throughout. Ergonomics are excellent. Great materials. Fit and finish are precise. I expect to get over 200,000 trouble free miles from her. Lots of amenities for a great price and incredible resale