Exterior: - aggressive looking face - styling not overdone - lustrous metallic paint - perfect size for city driving - wide stance for a small car - dual exhaust - no door moldings (sleeker look) - hidden lift gate latch interior: - soft touch materials/padding - stitched bolstered sport seats - cool red lighting instrument cluster - tilt/telescoping steering wheel - height adjustable seats - lumbar driving experience: - quiet (low road and wind noise) - great steering feel and agile handling - hugs corners, no body lean - accelerates nicely misc: - solid for its size (great crash test scores) - graphite coated wiper blades (quiet swipes) - galvanized steel body panels (resist rust)
- fun to drive (slick stick shift) - bolstered seats - quality interior near luxury standards - steering feel and handling (fun to drive) - build quality w/attention to detail - better than average reliability - more horsepower than cars its size/class - hatchback versatility - not many on the road
- leather-wrapped steering wheel option - armrest standard with 2.5 L engine model - more exterior colors - leather seat option without having to step up to TDI or GTI
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