Outstanding cargo capacity and extremely flexible. Hidden compartments under rear panel and in rear fenders. Holds much more than you'd expect and the front seat back folds down and has a solid covering so it doesn't get damaged. Handy tie-diown hooks. Roof rails are short so will only handle smaller capacity carriers and no more than 75#.
Even with a its clunky old 4 speed o/d automatic I consistently get 31-33 mpg on freeways and 27 in town.
Well designed dash with critical info in front of you and well-hooded. Real knobs and no touchscreen garbage. Best and easiest to use cruise control of any car with a lever instead of dumb buttons on a steering wheel that you have to look at. Steering column adjust up and down minimally and does not adjust in-out.
Absolutely the best, most reliable, and most durable car I've ever had. Only thing that has ever broken is a/c recirculation flap--twice now. Simply don't use it. The plastics are not high grade, but still look good after 11 years and clean up easily.
Leather seats have been durable and relatively comfortable although no lumbar control, which would have welcomed. Despite some reviews saying driving position is odd, it fits me just fine and I like being able to simply get it--I don't have to climb up as in a SUV and I don't have to get down, as in a sedan. Rear seat room is amazing for such a small car.