I'm a 28 yr old power junkie (engine wise) and I can tell you this car's 2.0 iVTEC motor is a gem. It feels normal below 5800 rpms, then pulls hard until 8200 rpm fuel cutoff. The exhaust note is pure music. The handling is first rate (compared to my 2007 Mazda MX-5), as are the brakes and gearbox. The interior looks great, seats are very comfortable and supportive. The black cloth does show lint very easily though. I'm averaging about 27 mpg, but it depends how you drive. You could baby it and get 30 or drive like a maniac and get 20. About my only gripe with the car is the rev-hang issue. Revs don't drop instantly about 3k, not a big deal. Overall I love the car, beautiful.
Superb iVTEC engine, awesome gearbox, 8000 rpm redline, great looks, fun to drive and practical.