I have had my car for almost 2 years in March, I love it when it is just me. Everyone else that rides with me complains that the seats arent comfortable and the space is too small in the backseat. I rode in the backseat and YES it is small and you can BARELY fit 3 people back there in comfort. But I love the appearance they way the radio and the whole middle console is made. Do wish that the cup holders were a lil different and wish there were bigger compartments to hold things. But all in all with MPG! It is wonderful!!! But I think If I had to re-choose I would take the new 2009 Corolla for the space.
There are so many positives in this car that outweigh the negatives. Great overall layout of the car and the MP3 jack is amazing. Car runs and drives extremely smooth. I can't get over the gas milage in this thing, it's unbelieveable. The only negatives are the no power windows or locks which is kind of a hassel, but overall a great value and a very easy car to maintain and drive. Looking forward to having this car for years to come.
Cheap to fuel up, cheap to maintain. Get one with manual door locks / windows, and that's even less stuff to worry about failing. Go no more than 60mph in the slow lane and 41mpg is the norm. Enough power to go as fast as you'd like, if needed. The car is not as small as it looks. Just park it next to Mini or Corolla and you'll see. Since the hatchback doesn't have a trunk, it'll appear as if everyone is tailgating. It's unnerving at first. Either get used to it, or install a brake light modulator for the 3rd brake light (flashes briefly then stays solid every time the brake is activated). One more thing, tight parking lot maneuvers and U-turns are beyond easy in this thing.