I love this car, it does everything it's supposed to do. All you people talking about rattles, it's a 25K car, not a lincoln, it's a sports car, it rides stiff, it's gonna develop more rattles. If it bothers you so much, sound deaden your car, it's pretty easy.
I can't think of a 25k car that could be more fun to drive, especially in the rain and snow.
I could see how flakey paint would piss me off. My car is garage kept, hopefully it will hold that off for a few years.
The talk about a hybrid, haha, look at the price difference in some of those hybrids, you'd have to keep the car way longer than a 5 year loan before you start to "save" money on gas.