Bought this car in March 2007 to get something more fuel efficient, I regret it today because I should have went with a 2007 Honda Civic LX which i looked at but choose this because it was 14,500 out the door and the civic was 17,000 out the door. I should have spend the extra 2500 because I am considering selling it and getting a Civic LX-S right now. Gas Mileage is the only strong point, average around 32 MPG combined, have gotten 40 on the hwy but its difficult because the 4 SPD Auto allows the engine to buzz away at 3k at 60 mph. Has crummy handling and unresponsive steering. Honda fit was way more fun to drive with the utility of a hatchback. Its been reliable but that's it.
Gas Mileage, Easy to Park, Reliable, Cute
Sloppy Handling and Steering, Noisy on Hwy (all you hear is engine, road, and wind noise) Seat uncomfortable (100 mile drives and I feel exhausted), No Power (however, most economy cars are slow), Cheap Interior (fit and finish issues), Toyota, you need to make fun cars again.