If you have a long commute to work like I do, this is the car for you. I have a 120 mile round trip each day from work. I was driving a blazer before gas was even breaking $2.00/gal and was spending more each month on gas then my car payment. I still have the blazer, because I live in New England, and this car will not get you out of the snow. It has smooth pick up, and at 75-80mph I still average 52mpg. You can't beat that.
Plain and simple fuel economy!!!
Better sound proofing. This car has small tires, and is really low to the ground. When you're on the highway it can get a little noisy inside the cabin almost like a wind tunnel. A back seat would be nice. There is no storage room at all really. Spare tire location could be improved.