I have logged 34k miles with no reliability issues whatsoever.
I am nearly 6ft tall, 220lbs, and feel very comfortable in this smallish car.
I find it notably more spacious in the footwell than both the Focus and Mazda3 I recently rented on biz trips.
I am very partial to manual transmissions, and chose this car for that reason.
Clutch action is very predictable, and gear changes are positive.
Though this car is not exactly fast, the transmission adds great fun to driving, and I recommend a manual for all people who enjoy driving as I do.
I average about 33mpg in mixed driving, 37+ on sustained freeway trips.
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