I agree with Madogre..if you want AWD..for the money you can't beat it..and in my opinion.they definately stepped up. Even the base model doesnt feel like the old econo-box previous Imps ( please ..I am compairing base model to base model..dont want the WRX and STi owners to get thier knickers in a twist
Take one out for a spin..that is what sold me on mine.. My only complaint with mine is my roof rack picked up a bad rattle at 38-42 mph....regularly..it goes in tomorrow to have the rear bumper guard installed and I will have that addressed.
I think everything on the interior is very well placed..I found the back seat suprisingly roomy( compairing it to my 93 Imp and my XT6)
The gas mileage could be better...hopefully that will come