Can't beat the gas mileage I'm getting with the manual hatchback -- about 36 mpg city, 41 highway. The interior is very roomy - even for my three 6-foot sons. The rear seats can move forward and back and the rear seat backs also recline. It's comfy and funny to watch people gape when our adult family of 5 piles out of this car (like a college prank or something). I can fit a lot of stuff into the back of this baby with all the rear storage options that come standard. The acceleration isn't all that great, but with gas prices the way they are, who's speeding around anymore anyway? I have power windows, locks, and the all-weather guard (live outside Chicago and need it). It has more than 9000 miles on it - I have had no problems at all. We had a very snowy and cold winter here...the only time this car slid was on an ice-packed road (and everyone was sliding). It has sharp handling - rain or snow. And I can park anywhere -- maybe even on a bike rack! haha. Get this car. With manual and power options. You can't go wrong.