My biggest issue while buying a car was finding one that was easy to install 2 carseats in, one forward facing and one rear facing. This car, although compact, definitely has room for the carseats. The car drives so smoothly. And biggest thing of all, it gets great gas mileage. It tells you how many miles until empty as well as your average MPG and what your MPG is at that very moment.
i've had this car for about 4 years now, and can't WAIT to make a change. i live in chicago, winters can get pretty terrible (just had 20 in. of snow last week). this car DOES NOT handle well in the snow. i have to drive 10 mph in flurries, and even then my car won't stop for a red light. its bad. i've bent my wheels so many times with potholes and curbhits that it makes me cry. thats another thing, the special edition alloy wheels? jesus, that adds up! the size makes the tires vulnerable to flatness (i've had to replace my tires 6 times already, and believe me they aren't cheap because they are "special"). when i bought the car i was a single college student. now i'm expecting my 2nd kid, and i've got a toddler with long legs kicking at the passenger side seat. not quite sure how i'm going to fit another kid in there. i have long legs as well, and my seat is all the way back and i'm still a bit cramped. F for lack of any kind of space. the brakes and steering are REALLY sensitive, but i got used to that. unfortunately, the pick up is TERRIBLE. my 03 mazda protege was a helluva lot better. this car... let's just say your reaction better be to brake rather than speed up when faced with a timing situation when other cars are around. this car won't make it. on the flip side, the gas mileage is fantastic, even in the city. maneuverability is sharp. mechanically purrs like a kitten, if taken care of (don't go too long without oil changes). if you live down south, drive 35 mph and have no chance of getting knocked up in the next 5 years... go for it.
This is a great car with great gas mileage and got it from car max which takes care of their vehicles very well haven't had any problems with this vehicle where as other vehicles i have so this is definitely one step in the right direction and the navigation system doesnt hurt as well my next car is probably going to be a car max car as well.