I had seen my first xD about a year before I bought mine. I was hooked from that point on. I looked at other cars- just to be sure-but always came back to the xD. Had to wait a few days to get my white manual, but it was worth it. I love driving it...it zips everywhere...and I love to brag about the gas mileage to my 'gas hog' driving friends.It is just too cute.
After driving automatic for several years I was a bit skeptical about going back to manual, but the transition was very easy.
definitely more interior color options...I hate the black...even if it is called charcoal, a sunroof would be fabulous too.