This brand has come a long way. Great commuter. Not as refined in suspension as my '12 Jetta TDI but very good. MPG on 2 tanks: 38 and 41, better than the Jetta diesel. Easy 6sp to train newbies. Interior, Bluetooth, infotainment jacks, also surprises me. Nice to know my kid won't be tempted into texting at the wheel.
I bought it for my daughter to finish High school and go to University. 100K waranty makes me feel much better about that. I simply can't think of a better choice for my purpose.
Smooth, quiet with little road noise. Fuel efficient. Overall build quality. All seem an improvement over my pair of '08 Civics which got 31mpg in auto and 36 mpg in manual.
I would like a leather option, or the fake leather in the VW, which is even better.