At first, I was taken back by how small this car is. But, when I climbed inside I was amazed at how much interior room there is. The center console is different, but once you get used to it, it's actually more convenient than peering through the steering wheel like most cars. The car corners very well and is surprisingly resistant to being blown around on the highway (for a subcompact anyway). Toyota managed to get the price down by making features optional that come standard on other cars, so expect to pay more than the base MSRP (but it's worth it). Availability is limited in 2006, so you may have to be patient if you're picky about options. Great car; would buy again!
Great entry-level car! Gas mileage is better than some large hybrids, and the price tag won't break the bank. Definitely a good buy if, like me, you want a cheap car that doesn't feel cheap.
A cruise control option on the hatchback would be nice.
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