We've had the car for about a month so it's hard to tell you how it will hold up with NYC driving conditions but from what I've experienced so far, it is an incredibly well designed vehicle for what it was intended for, local and medium ranges driving. I've had it up to 80mph on the HWY and it handles very well. I love the paddle shifters and the dealer has taken great care of us so far. Glad we purchased it.
iPod connection, Paddle shifters, roominess for passengers, higher profile when getting in and out of the vehicle, and of course the mileage LOL
Add cruise control, NAV unit and remote starter would be great.