This has been a great car. I have over 180,000 miles on it and it still runs like new. I can't believe the gas mileage - 45 MPG and I don't have a light foot. This car is fun to drive it handles well. The only thing that I have done to it is put diesel in and change the oil. I love the torque curve you get with a diesel plenty of power especially on hills. The 5-speed is all so great!
45 MPG is hard to beat. This is a very well designed car.
Locate the cup holders some where else, not above the radio. Make an AWD version for the winter! That would be awesome 45 MPG and AWD!