I spend a lot of time in the car and after driving a Matrix it was quite an adjustment. It's not as nimble as the Matrix but excels on the highway which was what I needed. Road noise could be less over poor roads but good roads its very quiet. I'll try softer tires next and that may help. The car is really much more of a sports car than a sedan. Cabin is tight but once adjusted it seems normal. I like the simplicity of the interior. Everything else I looked at was very busy inside with buttons everywhere. I don't need a decoder manual to operate the climate controls. The ride is smooth and at 5 pm when I have four more hours of driving to go before I get home, its worth the money.
Engine is amazing, brakes are incredible, transmission rules; downshifts earlier than I'm used to but is great once you adjust, holds lower gear in long downhills so you don't have to ride the brake. Seats are comfy, interior is very nice, stereo is acceptable
Finish on the front is not very durable, road noise is more than I'd like, very limited interior storage, A/C comes on EVERY time you cycle past the defroster setting, sun visors are worthless, trunk is small, fog lights are ineffective
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