The car handled well when I test drove it, cornered nicely, felt steady on the road and it seemed to have more weight in the back end, compared to my Beretta. I bought the car and have been pleased with its overall performance and reliability.
I think the interior could be laid out a bit better. There is a cup holder under the dashboard, and it doesn't hold anything. There is a compartment inside the car in the center above the rear-view mirror, what is that for??? Nothing fits in it. There are what are supposed to be cup holders in the doors on each side of the car, but try to put a beverage in there and then make a turn at even 25 m.p.h, your beverage ends up on the floor.
There isn't enough padding in the seats when driving for longer periods of time. The seats are fine for quick trips, but anything over a couple hours behind the wheel and you will begin to feel cramped and uncomfortable.
The controls seems to be laid out well enough. My model didn't have power mirrors, and I would have liked that as an option, but didn't give it much thought when the purchase was made. My bad.
Acceleration is good, handling is great, could be a bit more roomy inside. Not a great deal of head room for someone over 5'8", otherwise, it's a good car.
The car is a safe one. I was in an accident traveling at 60 m.p.h., rammed into the rear of another car. Only minimal damage considering the impact. No injuries to driver or passengers (1 in front seat, 1 in back seat). The hood folded, and there was a broked light. All things considered, I'm pleased with this car and would buy another.