This vehicle has AWD for under $17,000 plus a plethora of amenities not usually found in a package for such a reasonable price. The initial quality impression is excellent. The interior fit and finish is clean, functional, and very roomy. Sitting high gives you the impression of being in a much bigger vehicle. It comes with standard power doors and locks. It has great visibility all around. Its nimble and agile suspension makes this the perfect urban road warrior.
The tight, agile, responsive steering and great suspension along with AWD makes car feel superior and safe. The small wheebase gives it a good turning radius. It has ABS brakes in the front and back. It has a good CD/MP3/WMA player. The split 60/40 seats are great along with roominess and great head clearance makes for a comfy interior.
Better gas mileage and maybe a choice of a more powerful engine up from 143HP to somewhere in the 160 to 175 range would make this small car perfect.