My Chevy volt: small but mighty.
Performance: this is a low-drama car. Since the car is hybrid, I can go a really long period of time before I need to get gas, if I have charged up the battery. Mileage: 57 miles on battery + 335 miles on gasoline. Features: get the seat warmers. . . ! Challenges: my car is almost 2 years old. I really have no big complaints but I have noticed a few small things. As a hybrid car, there are times when I'll get error messages that make no sense (or I cannot find the answers in the manual). I have had good relationships with the local dealer and just take it in. Most of what I need is still under warranty. Example: lately, when I depress the brake pedal and press the "on" button, the car will lock-up for about 10 seconds before it will actually allow me to put it into reverse. Just started happening and does not happen every day. If you are a tall person, you may want to look at a different car. However, I have a colleague who is 6'2 and loves his volt. Wish it had proper trunk space. I guess you would call my car a "hatchback". If I could change that design, I absolutely would.