I bought this car for the nice looks (SE), roomy interior and trunk, and good fuel economy. So far, I like everything about it. It felt bigger than the Malibu and Fusion and includes all kinds of safety and sporty features in base SE form. Fuel Economy is about 26 mpg so far. This car is a keeper for me. It is handling my cravings for sporty looks, soft ride, and good fuel economy with plenty of room for the family, all for $23K!
Get lots of compliments on looks. More than adequate performance from 4-cyl engine. Base stereo has good sound, CD, and IPOD hook up. Kids like size of backseat leg and head room. Car looks large and elegant in super white paint.
Base tires (Bridgestones) could be better. Would prefer tires that are a little quieter and better in snow. Not a big deal, though.