We had to purchase a 2012 because I unfortunately totaled out my wife's 2008. We loved our 2008, but this 2012 is alot better. It seems to be a little quiter than our 2008, but has more features. It's nice to have the room of an SUV, but the driveabiltiy of a car - we fit 2 car seats pretty easily! It rides pretty good, but you can feel the bumps (sport tuned suspension).
I like the new features added - HD radio with Bluetooth, an actual center console with an armrest for both people, a telescoping steering wheel. My wife appreciates the dedicated clock with temperature instead of have to cycle through the information screen to find the time.
Though it gets decent gas mileage, it's behind the times with it's 4-speed automatic. It would be nice to have had a 5 or 6 speed with an updated engine.