Bought this car as my commuter ride - 90 miles/day on mostly open roads, only a hand full of lights and stops. Believe it or not, I'm averaging 34-35 mpg for the last 10k miles. This likely has a lot to do with the lack of stop and go and the elevation (5500-7200'). I'm still amazed that an AWD car can be this nimble, get this kind of mileage, and do so well in the mountains.
Performance for the price, fuel economy, reliability, AWD
I believe they've already made 4 wheel disc brakes standard, I'd also like to see the standard stereo upgraded with the sub and iPod interface (come on, everyone has an iPod these days)