I was so amazed with this car's performance. You can really feel the power when the turbo kicks in. The ride is quite smooth and the sport suspension makes for very good handing. The bucket seats give it that added sporty feel. For a car that is 11 years old, you wouldn't believe it's reliabilty. It's got 110 000 kms and I haven't encountered any engine problems. I'm a police officer and this car definately beats out our Crowns and Impala's in acceleration.