This car has a CVT. It will drift back, while in drive, on an incline. Acceleration from standing is delayed. Rapid highway acceleration can seem like being in a slingshot. Sometimes the automatic "shifting" feels unusual/out of synch.
I would NOT recommend any CVT equipped vehicle for stop/go commuting or around town. For highway travel out of traffic, it's good. Personally, I'll stick to fully geared transmissions.
When I finally outgrew my JCW MINI Cooper S, I went looking for a 4 door sedan to replace it as my daily driver / once-in-a-while track car. I chose the Evo MR primarily because of the twin-clutch automatic. After being a stick driver for many years, it's taking some getting used to, but now that I finally am... wow... this thing is cool! Gas mileage is pretty poor for a 4 cylinder car (~20mpg), but you don't get 300hp and all wheel drive for free. I don't commute, so I don't really care that much about it. Overall... couldn't be happier with the car - it performs every bit as well as I expected it to. Now to go beat it up and little and really see what it can do!
This is a great car to drive around the city.
The cloth seats are comfortable, the controls are nice and easy, and the car looks slick too.
The only downer is that it is only 4 cylinders.
I would highly recommend it though.