I had this car for exactly one year.
Special ordered and purchase in Nov. 2009 and sold Nov. 2010. I am still seeing reviews noting the same deficiancies I left in my March 2010. review.
I went on to purchase a 2011 Honda CRV.
Still not the best, but it doesn't have ANY handling issues and comes with same crappy Continental tires.
It has a better throttle response and the car is secure when entering and exiting tight exit ramps. The sound system is a trillion times better than the Harmon Kardon.
I see many of these on the road and wonder
if the owner has regretted their purchase.