This car is not user friendly in any way. The only thing that is easy to operate is the cruise control and volume of the radio. The SYNC system hardly ever works and will not connect my phone 9 times out of 10. I also cannot use any of the voice controls; every time I try to call someone it thinks I'm telling it to call Jose. (???) The transmission on the car always jerks me around when changing from first to second or second to third. The car also always sounds like there is a piece of metal scraping a piece of plastic whenever it is moving, and the brakes always screach. When I took it in, they said "those are normal sounds to hear with that specfic car". Who wants a car that always sounds like its breaking?
Good car for a good price. Gets about 30-35mpg. Comes with heated seats, which honestly was the selling point for me after finding out it was in good condition. It's a great size. Not too small or big. Easy to park. The hatchback does limit trunk space, but I don't carry a lot, so nbd. It's had two recalls on it now, one before I bought it (which I was well informed about) for an airbag deployment issue, and one soon after I bought it for a door lock issue. The headrests on the seats are kind of awkward; they force your head down and have little to no support for your neck, so I had to put a neck pillow in to make it more comfortable. This could just be because I'm fairly tall. The seats might be better suited for a shorter person.
This car is a blast to drive. The engine, a peppy 1.6l Turbo, is perfectly mated to the 6 speed transmission. Every gear pulls and feels appropriate, even 6th. You can actually hear the turbo, which adds to the experience. This car handles like it is on rails, very minimal body roll. However, it is not excessive and it is tolerable to drive on rough Californian roads. The brakes respond immediately, however it can feel a little jerky. It also gets great gas mileage.