I love the styling, though this is always subjective. I think the surface tension is great, the "shark" nose is interesting, and the vintage "T" graphic from Toyotas of the past is present in the grill mesh, dash trim, gauge trim, etc.
t is still being broken in, so I cannot comment on the power above 4000 rpm. Anyone that has driven a BMW manual transmission will instantly feel at home. The shifter is "springy" yet mechanical in nature. It's shifter is no Miata 5-speed!
Shockingly smooth and quiet, considering the nature of the vehicle. It's taut, but there is little harshness on sharp impacts. The structure is particularly solid feeling.
Some reviewers online have commented on the interior being "cheap", which I have to disagree with. There are some plastic panels, but it is well assembled and rattle free. Only the driver door handle has a very minor fit issue.
THIS is what the car is all about. The Prius tires make the car's limits lower, which makes it more entertaining at sane speeds. AWESOME. Flat cornering, and you can certainly feel the low center of gravity. Much better even than my former Porsche