"I can't stop smiling since I've had it" was my response when a lady who practically ran across the parking lot asked how I liked it.
I've had others taking pictures of it on their phones, people missing their "green light" at intersections because they were staring at it, another fella in a cammed up Corvette laugh with me when I motioned that I'd race him off the light.
I never would have thought that this little commuter car would be such a blast to drive.
It's smooth, quiet, roomy, solid and quick off the light.
I drive alone, so I folded the back seats down, bought the cargo carpet and use it as a hatchback.
I have ample stylish cargo space to haul groceries or anything else I've needed to.
The hatchback is easy to get in and out of.
I upgraded the road handling with the lower springs and the torsion sway bar and it handles "like a slot car" . . that's what the service department guys told me when I went to pick it up.
They took it for a test drive and had a blast !!
It's so smooth around turns and over hills.
I'm loving the gas mileage, so far between (36-39).
I'd probably do better if I'd quit playing with it and keep my foot out of it ! I had been driving a full-sized 4-wheel drive truck for the past 20+ years getting 15 mpg.
With gas ever increasing in cost, it was time for a change.
The ONLY thing I've noticed that I would alter would be the shine finish on the radio console.
Somedays it catches the morning sun and the glint/glare is a bit much.
Otherwise the rest of the dash is a brushed finish and is very pleasing.
I LOVE the feel of the leather steering wheel and also the gear shift knob that comes standard with it.
I added the alloy wheels and the spoiler for looks.
It's super easy to wash and keep clean . . . although I have to get used to bending over more, rather than standing on a stool like I do with the truck.
I love this car and I'm so very glad that I decided to get it.
I just can't stop smiling :)
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.