This is a really neat car that does an above average job of being an OKAY car. I purchased my 2010 Sport Auto about 18 months ago and I'm starting to tire of it.
Its not that this is a bad car, its not, its just that if you enjoy driving. I would suggest you look elsewhere. It also doesn't really have any frills. This car is never one that you would think is any nicer than a basic car should be. Its not upscale and its not trying to be, but it is very nice the way that it is. In the end I'm left with wanting more.
This is a really dependable vehicle, very inexpensive to insure, maintain, fix, and drive. Great MPG, I live in the metrowest area of Boston and in mostly suburban driving I get right around 28mpgs. It has a TON of space in the back, especially with the seats folded down. Or you can fold the seats up and fit that TV in the back w/o laying it down. I put a roof rack on it for my bikes and put a week's worth of camping gear in the back of the car. Fit and Finish are excellent and you can tell they really thought of what people are looking for in this category of car.
More power would be very nice, in this car you have to plan passing other cars well ahead of when you are actually going to do it. The power is okay for a single person with an empty car, but as soon as you put 2 people and some luggage or a trip to Home Depot, it turns into a real pig. Its not very fun to drive (at least not with the auto). The ride is on the harsh side of firm for most surfaces its actually okay just not bad road conditions.
This is a very loud car on the highway, I mean you have to raise your voice to talk at 70mph. The wind WILL push you around on the highway so you have to get used to it. Also not great in the snow at all.
Bought a week ago used with 19,000 miles and ready to get rid of it already. If it rode better I would be happy with it but I honestly have never driven such a rough riding car. I had a geo metro hatchback 10 years ago that was way more comfortable. I have had older civics, accords, mazda protege, acura integras, old broncos. All rode better. It is truly ridiculous how bad it rides.
Intrerior has amazing room in it and great design features.