After doing research I drove a few cars which I will not name to save them embarrassment and settled on the Hyundai GLS (Desert Bronze w/Preferred Package) without reservation.
I've had the car for one month and 1000 miles. It continues to impress me as well as turn heads.
Many people have asked me what kind of car I'm driving or they're surprised it's a Hyundai. The car has a quiet interior, rides comfortably and drives great in the horrible Honolulu traffic, a definite plus! Surprisingly I am averaging 32 all purpose miles per gallon, even with the A/C on.
I am thoroughly pleased with the car and everything it offers.
The other compact cars in this class need to be worried!
Great looks inside and out
Awesome plush interior w/preferred package
Very respectable mileage, even in traffic
Unmatched warranty that eases piece of mind
Just a GREAT car
Get rid of the base model with no options and have your GLS w/Preferred package as your entry level car.
It would definitely blow away the competition and put them to shame
Be nice to the competition