I purchased this vehicle in 2014 with 106K miles. My commute is 300+ miles per weeks, so I needed a car with good gas mileage. In 4 years, the following has occured: 2 cracked windshields, a front axle that broke on both sides, transmission issues, broken alternator belt, and an emissions control sensor. When a larger vehicle is parked next to it, backing out of a parking space is very dangerous. Traction on snow and ice are very poor. I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone. I have been very lucky that it hasn't broken on a highway or in heavy traffic.
This is a great little car! Fun to drive. Since this was the base model, it did not have any USB plugins. I purchased an FM transmitter on Amazon so now I can play my music and bluetooth my phone. I mostly needed a grocery go getter and this has all the room I need with the back seats down.
This car is great for a young driver. I bought this car single, and at the point of trade-in I now have a 4 person family. This is a small car- don't expect it to haul lumber. However, I have hauled lumber. And tv's, strollers, a futon couch... this car will do it. Not for a big guy or a family of four, you will grow out of it very quickly because it is a small car. But we had this car for 10 years and I didn't have anything wrong with it, not a single mechanical issue. I do highly recommend this car- it was perfect for a long time. We traded it in to get something to haul more gear and friends but I have to say, I miss my baby.
Absolutely zero mechanical problems after 100,000 miles. Roomy interior can fit furniture, bikes, and luggage other SUV's, trucks and large vehicles cannot. Handles really well, and driver visibility is great. Car vibrates heavily above 80mph. Outstanding gas mileage. Low chassis clearance requires caution with curbs, potholes, etc. Could use a little more legroom, like my 1993 Civic. Overall awesome, efficient, practical, useful, solid, high quality.