Boring Boring Boring. It better be dependable and have high resale because it is not meeting expectations for performance or economy. HAH! We drive moderately and the best we have ever gotten is 27mpg. In town we usually get about 20mpg. I'd hate to see the mileage that someone who rabbits and rages will get. It handles very little better than my pickup. On the positive, it is very roomy for a midsize and the back seat head and legroom was the best we found for the price.
The roominess is one of the few redeeming qualities that is not based on economics
Make the performance competitive with the other 4cyl engines on the market (both economy and go are 2nd rate). Then put it on lower profiled tires for improved handling