"Most satisfying car I've owned"5.0 starson by thompja5
Pros: Fuel Economy, Quality, Value
Cons: Materials (ok though for price range)
Summary: Most poor reviews are from people that test drove or had a quote well over MSRP. I'm an owner! I "traded down" from an Infiniti FX45 for this and am not disappointed in the quality or materials. I would have liked less plastic, but this is a mid priced, mid size mainstream model.
The BAD: The trunk is smaller than most, but only by about the size of 1 large suitcase. Would suit most needs 95% of the time I'm sure. There is plastic in the interior, but this is a car that you can get in the $26,000 range if you want and that's acceptable.
The Good: I'm averaging 38.5MPG overall. It's comfortable. Mine has moonroof, leather, navigation and 440 watt stereo. All for $31,589 MSRP. That may seem high to some but I was looking at cars in the $37 to $45K range as alternatives and this one satisfies me just as much and it's going to save me a lot. If you're the type that would be satisfied with a 4c stripped Camry then you probably don't want this. But if you normally would buy a $30,000 type of car this won't dissapoint you. In addition to great gas Milage, I will get a $2600 Fed Tax Credit, and expect somewhere around a $3000+ State Tax Credit. That puts this in the $26,000 range. For that price and 38mpg, I consider this the ultimate luxury economy car. Corolla economy, Lexus styling, Toyota quality wrapped up into one vehicle.
A short test drive can't adequately describe the advantages of this car. Talk to someone who's living with it and see if they have any complaints.