The speed increases quickly, and I am never left without the power I need.
My car has not really had any major issues (knock on wood). Besides getting in two different accidents in the time that I have owned it the car has run great. It is not too peppy on the gas but it does react to your touch. It is pretty good on mileage, I mostly drive highway miles and I fill up once a week. I take care of the oil religiously and I am sure that has helped with the upkeep. The car drives great, the steering is very responsive, yet not jerky. The radio reception isn't that great, but I suspect that's the radio and not the car. I have cloth seats and they are very comfortable with a very roomy backseat for children. The trunk is very large, good for grocery runs and shopping sprees. Overall, great car. Totally would recommend for a commuter that puts a lot of wear and tear on the car.