It was an interesting drive. The car is incredibly small for my size, even though I'm average height and weight (about 5' 9", 180). Everything felt cramped, even when I moved my seat back and tried to be as comfortable as possible. The handbrake also felt like it was in a strange angle, and I couldn't move it easily. The handling was good, not spectacular, and a bit too sensitive for me. The engine felt powerful enough for such a small car (and with such great gas mileage), so it was easy to accelerate when entering freeways, or catching up in speed. The ride felt comfortable, despite how uncomfortable I felt sitting in the car. The gas mileage and reliability of this car is great, and I would own one in these times of high gas prices.