"Nice inside, strong engine, unrefined AWD & suspension"3.5 starson by shotnoise
Pros: Interior comfortable for my 6'4" frame. Very good though dated cabin tech. Very strong engine. Nice to see real manual transmission in type of car. shift linkage & clutch work well together. Handling is strong if somewhat crude.
Cons: "Symmetrical AWD" is market-tech for old-style 4WD. Pushed to its limits car under-steers like FWD car from which it is derived. Unrefined suspension loses control cornering on bumpy roads. Should be 6-speed transmission. Turbo-lag is terrible.
Summary: Entertaining if somewhat unrefined car. Surprising power and handling, but at the limit the car's pedestrian heritage and old-tech AWD muddies an otherwise bright picture. Interior is very comfortable and understated, but the manual transmission should be a 6-speed and the interior technology needs to be updated.