Purchased new in May 08. Base sport sedan, 5spd, no options. Total discounts $1700 + free gas card and 0% for 60 mo = Fansatic Deal. The car is great for its' class, huge trunk, excellent headroom, backseeat fits my son's car seat well. Interior is a clean look but lots of plastic (remember the $15k price). exterior is stylish and actually has alloy wheels! MPG is 25-27 which isn't bad but is low for this catagory of cars. It has some pep with the 5spd but is by no means "fast". Drives well and has a decent feel for the road. Has had good traction in rain and snow even with the FWD sedan.
PRICE!!! Standard alloy wheels. Good styling. HUGE trunk and decent interior space. Warranty is great. Sits higher than other compact cars which makes it easier to put my son in his car seat.
doesn't hold value. large windshield is prone to chips. not great gas mileage for class.