I loved the idea of a small wagon. I've driven lots of vans and trucks in the past, so I was attracted to having something with some hauling capabilities that was more fuel-efficient. And in that department, this car has been great. With the back seat folded down, I've comfortably slept in this car and hauled large items. It's great on gas.
As far as interior design goes, I think it leaves something to be desired. It infuriates me that there are NO CUP HOLDERS. The seats are comfy in the short-term, but over long trips my back hurts from lack of lower back support.
The transmission shifts roughly. I'm hesitant to blame the car too much, because I'm not sure if it's been maintained properly by previous owners, but it definitely bucks a little bit and I'm not sure how long it's going to last. It gets stuck in park sometimes, but I can usually get it out by jiggling the shift lock release.
I'm good with keeping up on routine maintenance, I have a great mechanic, and I think I'm realistic about what I expect from my vehicles. I've had other cars stand up better to similar mileage and abuse. This car is not on my list of favorites that I've had. Which is a bummer, because I had high hopes for it.