I bought this car used. It has 40k miles on it but feels and looks new (kudos to previous owner). This car is a huge step up from my former SUV which as we all know was clumsy and a gas hog. This car is like a toy for me. It zips when I need it to and stops when I need it to. Corners like a champ and is full of features. Excellent car for the price.
CVT transmission. You can feel how much more efficient it is throughout the whole powerband. Comfortable front seats and the handling is decent.
It can get up and go when you ask it.
Quieter fuel injectors.
Rear disc brakes would be nice.
Gotta add a side note, unfortunately. Car is in the shop getting a new short block. I'm suspecting a piston issue. They didn't give me any hassle whatsoever, just came out and said they confirmed my complaint of engine noise and ordered the short block.