Have had it less than 24 hours...so far so good!
December 2, 2018
So this is being written by a 60+ daughter of the new owner age 101 who has no internet/computer access. I was integral to the process as a result, have done the research, the price checking, the interaction with some obnoxious dealers before we found a decent one. The tech stuff is overwhelming and the focus on the "infotainment" is, imo, a sad commentary on the times. The point of a vehicle is DRIVE. So, for that the car has excellent reviews for safety. From my own prior experience I insisted the car have the tires replaced with Michelins before we even picked it up. And while the salesman thought I think I was being a typical woman and over the top, he came to learn there was good reason to do that. As for the car, dad insisted on the Essence trim because he wanted to make sure mom could have a power seat adjuster enabling her ability to get in/out easy at age 96. The seat seems comfortable enough. There's a fold down between the two back seats that has the cupholders; in front they are between the front seat. That is the trend but I hate it. I like it center front below the dash, it's an easier reach. I know many others who agree, but they do not listen to us. I'm also not crazy about the push button starts, but there is no choice about that, and it's a new learning experience to catch on to the ways to lock/unlock the doors. But thus far it seems like a nice car. It is VERY tall for short people, but anything is better than the Malibu that was giving dad mechanical grief of late.