Traded a 2005 MiniCooper S for this car. I have no regrets. It's not a Mini, but it's alot closer than you might think. Handling is very good. Manual tranny gives it lots of pep. I LOVE all the nooks (3 glove boxes!). It looks great. Fits 4 adults, no problem (plus suitcases in the 'trunk'). I'd recommend this to anyone.
Peppy, great milage (40MPG+), excellent interior (roomy!), CHEAP and well built. It doesn't get much better than this.
The only thing: more power (but that would negate the great mileage) so.. none. It's darn near perfect.