I HAD the steering problem many complain about. There is a TSB where they fix it by swapping out the steering computer and now the car is GREAT. Before that I thought I had to get rid of it. Now I LOVE the car and have about 17,000 miles on it.
Manual Transmission, S style, Gas Mileage is unbelievably good unless I put bikes on a roof rack. Then it drops 25%. On the highway I get > 40 mpg. Local driving I get 33-34 mpg. In the cold weather local is more like 31.
Angle the clock so you can see it. Change the outside mirror adjuster to the armrest. Put the Cruse controls on the steering wheel (not a stalk).