I bought this car expecting good milage, in exchange for weak performance. Instead I got weak performance and 20mpg on the highway. Worst automatic I've yet encountered. Decent little car apart from the powertrain, though. Just keep off the highway and expect SUV-like gas bills.
Handling is great, especialy going downhill on twisty roads.
Better transmission, better fuel economy. No reason for a 2.0 4 to gobble fuel like a V-8