We have a 2011 SES with manual transmission. It is primarily my wife's car, but I drive it as well. We have had absolutely no problems with it. We live in the mountains and it is bit under powered on 6+% climbs, but that is not unusual for any car in this class. We get approximately 30-31 mpg in the city and 35-38 mpg on the highway. Trunk isn't spacious but car handles Costco runs. We are not tall so inside is just fine and lots of room for grandkids in back seat.