This is far and away the best car I have ever owned. I have looked at Audis and cannot fathom why anyone would spend the etra money. This little car is roomy, comfortable and fun to drive, and it feels solid as a tank. It's great in the snow and rain, pretty peppy if you rev the engine, built with very high-quality materials and roomy enough for 4 adults. I do wish it was a little more fuel-efficient (2.0L 5-speed manual), but given the other plusses, I'll gladly compromise on that.
Front seats, surefooted handling, Monsoon audio system
Change gear ratios so that 5th gear cruising requires lower RPM, thus improving gas mileage and reducing noise.