I saw the design change for 2011, and waited. 2012, read reviews, test drove it and a few others, and decided to buy.
A year and a half, 31000 miles and no issues what so ever.
I've driven it from El Paso, TX to Jacksonville, FL four times. This is my first new car, i absolutely love it. i took alot of heat for buying a KIA, even I had my doubts, but I do not regret it one bit.