Nice red and blue backlights for controls at night time.
With the diesel engine (1.9L, mechanical fuel injection) and manual transmission, deliver 50+ mpg in mixed driving. 56-59mpg on highway running 60-70mph.
Very crisp and responsive.
Brake response is quick. Crumple zones saved my family from injury when the car was in a wreck.
The availability of seat heaters with cloth seats.