I wanted a hatchback because of the higher HP, the utility value of having a larger truck space for those trips to the hardware store and great reviews by various Auto experts. The car has not disappointed and I have driven it extensively with a smile on my face every time I press the throttle. The fuel efficiency is also excellent and the car loves curvy roads. It's very easy to park and the tech in the car such as Apple CarPlay / Android Auto makes it very convenient and removes the need for a hands free calling system. The steering is heavy (due to it's European roots) and very responsive. The bucket seats are comfortable on long drives, though it does give you stiff hips. This car is a keeper!