Pros: Initial Cost, Fuel Economy, Reliability, Utility
I think it's just about a perfect car. Low initial cost with high reliability. Great standard feature list. Easy to get in and out of, and plenty of room in the back for two passengers (better leg room than many full-size cars) or a lot of cargo with the rear seats folded down. My 5-speed is delivering 37-38mpg out of every tank, except in the winter when it drops to around 32, hey, I live in Pittsburgh, PA, what do you expect.