We bought this car on Mother's Day weekend 2005. We have put almost 24,000 miles on it in less than a year. We love it and couldn't be happier. The car has performed beyond my expectations. My wife says it's a tad uncomfortable but I disagree. Our only complaint is trying to fit all our babies stuff into the trunk. If it is packed right it can be done though. This car looks good and drives great. For a car in this class it can't be beat.
Side curtain airbags, antilock brakes and radio/cruise control on steering wheel are my favorite.
Less road noise would be a nice improvement but the best improvements they could make are lower child seat anchors in center position and driver/passenger knee airbags.