Great overall vehicle
The steering is tight and the controls are well laid out. I like getting great gas mileage in a car that also has good get up and go. Looks stylish too.
You can't beat this car for reliability. I've owned it since new and have done nothing but changed tires, the battery, oil and brakes. It's not the fastest, the prettiest, the cheapest or the most expensive, but it will simply not leave you on the side of the road. Oh, and ya, it handles and brakes very very well (the SE model). After six years of ownership I can definately say, I'd do it again.