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Pros: The Blind Spot monitor. Superb. The pop up gear shift is great too. Customer service
Cons: The rattles, the interior noise, the electrical faults
Advice: Test drive the actual car. Check finish and listen for rattles.Beautiful car. Great acceleration throughout the range. Good mileage, better than my last two cars. I get 31 on the freeway and 19 in town. In first 13 months of ownership have averaged 21.8 MPG. Very good interior design, spoiled by poor quality fit and finish. Quite noisy inside, lots of 1950's type rattles that never go away. Wood trim is rough and unfinished and cannot be replaced. Rear door wind noise is high above 50 mph. Great service. Did not get car I ordered but it was finally fixed after 4 months. Never had such good (and neccessary) customer support from a manufacturer.