Toyota refused to backup their product
I did like the way the 5 speed manual tranmission performed, and the handling of the car. However, at 32 months old, while sitting in my drivewary during my lunch hour, the windshield cracked. 4 service technicians the very next day said it cracked due to factory defect. Toyota refused to replace the windshield. The service manager wrote the paperwork stating, "cracked do to heat". I live on the Northern California coast, where the high might be 63 degrees. I no longer own that car. This car also has 2 very bad blind spots.
It's a great SUV
It's a great car for those who want to have the comfort of a SUV but also the ecomy of a compact car. You can feel that you control your car what makes a difference when compare with a regular SUV. I absouly love it.