After 800 miles back and forth over Snoqulmie Pass, I give this car an 8 in comfort and a 10 in handling. I am only 5' tall and the adjustable seat height really helps me feel taller and to see the road better. The car really keeps its traction in all conditions that I have driven across and I have seen rain, sleet, snow and sun already this winter. The car is very affordable and a fun/easy drive. There is a lot of power for going over the mountain and the anti-lock brakes work well when it is time for stopping too. The stock radio and speakers are not great and I do not like the overall feel of the cloth drivers seat.
Really bright headlights, tight turning radius, always on 4-wheel drive, 2 part airbags, and anti-lock 4 wheel disc brakes.
Improve rear view visibility, better standard stereo system, some kind of anti-shock feature (I get shocked every time I close the door) and deeper drink holders to hold my bottled water so they do not fly out.