I have the manual front WD and I find it fun to drive. I use it to commute to work on hilly and winding roads. It handles very well and has nice pick up. I only filled the tank once so far - gas mileage is fantastic! Although it is considered a small car, it doesn't feel like one. It is very practical and I recommend it highly.
Feels like a mid size car, great on gas, great looking, practical and fun to drive.
I wish it had door molding, map light and power mirror adjustment.