Good lord that car shifts like butter. I purposely test drove a 5spd as I will never buy an automatic again in my life unless it's a truck. Of course to do that I had to drive a bare bones car. The ride was pretty nice... took it over a set of train tracks on purpose and it wasn't that bad. Also going down the highway at 75mph it stuck right around 3100rpm... not to high. Pretty quite ride as well. Although I had to laugh as I was looking for the master window switch on the driver... thinking where the heck are the rear window switches... I turn around... yea the rear windows are manual cranks?! WTF. Driving the car I go to rest my right arm... yea no armrest. When I get back to the dealer lot I look around at the other cars and they had one... looking closely at it... yea you can buy it as separate assembly piece as an option and it just sticks into the hole that is there for storage in the center console. The steering wheel on the car with the stitched leather option seemed like it dug into my fingers. They tried to give it a racing wheel like look and the 10 and 3 positions on the wheel are not very comfortable. While with my A plan discount the car is pretty affordable I feel that the car is built EXTREMELY cheaply. I mean they really cost reduce the crap out of this car. Looking into the trunk it did come with a spare tire (somewhat rare these days), but the carpeting piece was raised about 2 1/2" off the floor of the trunk looked kind of weird and I can see crap falling over the edge in the pocket there and possibly under the carpet and into the tire cavity. Although there may have been foam there preventing it from doing that. All and all... I like the drive, I like the powertrain, but I do not like the interior. Even sitting in the fully loaded model on the showroom floor I wasn't impressed.