I bought this car after an accident totaled my 2000 VW passat. The passat was smooth, powerful and handled well. It was very comfortable, but got lousy mileage on premium, and turned out to be very expensive to own. My 60,000 service cost over $800. My new little car is a BMW in disguise! It handles so well, and is actually quite sporty, even with the extremely small engine and automatic. It has shift paddles like a Ferrari, and when you get used to it, and use the transmission well, it keeps up with anything driving in legal range. Plus, the faster I drive, the better the mpg. I get about 29 in the city, over 35 on the highway at 75.2 yr costs have been only $280. Oil change every 10k!
Handling, sporty character, room for tons of stuff, rear seats that fold down, and also the bottoms fold up for tall things! Love, the low cost of ownership, and reliability. Paddle shifters and iPod connection are great in a low cost car. Thick leather steering wheel that is just right.
More range for seats to move back. Larger sun-visors. Cool LED lights to make the spacey look come alive.
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