Bought my car new and have been very proud of it, and have really enjoyed driving it. Will be passing it along to my 16 year old son and am confident it will be a safe and reliable car for him. It's the first car I've owned past 2 years (we're on year 6, mile 90K+) by choice. I haven't found anything else I'd rather own.
Ability to shift to manual drive TOO FUN!; looks great!; storage in back or seats for 2; outstanding firm, tight, reliable handling (even at year six); responsive steering; awesome acceleration!; short drop down door in back; great temp mgmt.; takes regular unleaded gas!!
Overall upkeep expensive. Brakes and tires have to be replaced FAR too often and are FAR too expensive; put clock where passengers can see it; sound system too complicated; turning radius needs to be tighter; need more leg room in 3rd row; better gas mileage