In evaluating a car, first you define the mission.
No car can be all things.
If you want a Corvette, you understand that it can't have the gas mileage of a Prius.
This is the T5 C30 with 17 in wheels:
A small, nimble car with an appealing and distinctive aesthetic that coddles the driver with excellent ride dynamics and great interior design.
It is not trying to be a track car.
It is 2+2 GT road car.
It gets you through your driving day with a minimum of fatigue and a maximum of bliss.
It has the quickness and agility to squeeze through traffic, yet still has a cabin that is quiet and comfortable.
Plus, it feels like quality, it is nice to look at, and it is just fun to drive.
-controls logical and fall to hand
-firm but well damped suspension
-minimal noise and vibration
-rear seats big enough (but tight) for adults
-rear hatch is great.
The door size is small and swings up out of the way.
The rear deck height makes access easy.
You find yourself using the hatch a lot because it is so convenient
-great warranty and free maintenance package
If you choose to drive a little car, why not pick your best hope when that Ford F-350 blows the stoplight.
-still a little torque steer
-6 speed DSG transmission
-HID lights standard
-some kind of effective rear cover for the hatch