My friend owns this car and I've been driven in it and have driven it many many times- it's always been a smooth ride and is easy to get the hang of. I never felt like I was driving someone else's car in the sense of having to take awhile to get used to it. It's stable, reliable (she's never had any major problems with it) and I would definitely recommend it!
I absolutely love this car. It is so much fun to drive- smooth, powerful- the steering is a little bit different than other cars, a little heavier but once you get used to it, its hard to enjoy anything else! It's small and fits into any parking spot. Basically, it drives like a sports car without actually being one! Best car I've ever driven/owned!