Car has good acceleration, and the CVT is nice. At cruising speeds, if you need to pass somebody the power is always there. The one thing that I found very odd: there is no radio in the base version? Dealer had to install one for me. Car looks good (minus the wheel covers... I don't get that either). Engine noise is present, but it's a 4 cyl so its expected. Push button start is cool. Display is cool. Overall it's a nice ride for the money.
CVT in manual mode is fun! Push button start. Dual exhaust on all models. Looks sharp. Pretty quick. Good MPG rating. Dash is well laid out. Good ride.
A radio standard on all models... I mean, really? It's 2009, put a radio in it. Why wheel covers? Engine noise can be annoying, but then again I wouldn't be able to hear it if I had a radio. Blind spots are large.