"When I moved back south after living in NYC, I needed a reliable car for navigating the country roads in the middle of nowhere. I, personally, overpaid for my car but after looking for several weeks in what my meager price range, I splurged (stupidly) on a sporty, great looking car.
I have had no major problems with this car in the year I've owned it. It only has a 4 cyl. so pick up is a bit weak but you can corner on a dime and get into spots SUV's only dream of. The gas mileage is also outstanding. Last I checked (several months), I got 30+ miles to the gallon. I drive a mix of 75% highway, 25% city.
Rear seats fold down which is great for hauling. Rear leg room can be short on supply but put them up front and call it a day. My son and friends fit back there.
All in all, aside from my own idiocracy, I love my car and would recommend it to anyone who asks. I plan on keeping it until my son gets his license (5 years) and then giving it to him to bang around town in."