This vehicle is the perfect combination of fun & frugal. The build quality exceeds expectations for a vehicle of this price. The turbo diesel has adequate acceleration but not exciting. Still very fun to drive (I have the manual trans) and the turbo will punch you into the seat at around 2K RPM. The impressive mileage (35-40 in mixed driving) is just considering that it's actually a sporty, good-looking, fun to drive vehicle. Seats are very comfortable. Noticeably more firm. Go with the 17" wheels for a better driving experience. Great storage in the rear. More than many small-ish SUVs.
- more storage in center console areas. Very little storage if you store your iPod on the iPod connector. - more storage in front of gear shifter. There has to be some wasted space under there. - autodimming mirror w/ Homelink. - Fog lights (not even an option???). - better headlights.