I purchased the '2012' model back in the summer of 2011 - this has led to some confusions in reviews.
This is really a great car - for its design intentions -- I purchased it due to my 120 mile per day commute - all highway - it has been reliable, and the gas mileage claims have been very accurate.
I love the look of the car, its handling and it's fairly peppy for a small car.
My major gripes - the car is extremely light and does not do well in any cross winds - it becomes jittery. The front and rear body work is on the cheap side - all light polymers...
In snow it is terrible - I just purchased a set of snow tires and this fixed the problem
Gas Mileage, Handling, Exterior Looks and general fit and finish.
Front and rear end need to be stronger - very easy to put a major dent in the back or front of the vehicle - you can press it firmly with your hand and it will leave a ripple?
In VERY hot weather - I have experienced some 'warning light' oddities - no just the obvious tire pressure indicator - but other lights that really should not be impacted by a hot day (over 100F).
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.