I have owned this car for almost a month. The gas mileage is great, the ride and feel would be great except for a not too subtle high pitch humming noise coming from the transmission. It seems to appear only when the engine engages, as soon as you release the gas pedal the noise is gone. I will be taking it to the dealership to see what they can do. Will update at that point.
Sporty look and mpg.
I would love to see a Corolla 5 door, not a Matrix, not a Yaris... a Corolla.