I compared similar models in the tC's price range (Mazda3, Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra) and found this to be the best bang for the buck, very well equipped, and lots of room for modifications. Very smooth and quiet ride, could be a bit roomier as I am tall (6'4") but I fit ok. Looks great and overall fit and finish are excellent! Would highly recommend!
Dual sunroofs, iPod capability, standard subwoofer, power everything.
Standard swaybars, 6 CD changer, more interior room, power seats, lower it about 1/2", rear wiper/washer, 6 speed manual option.