It's great on mileage. I can fill up my tank with around 40 and it lasts 2 weeks!
You need to know how to drive a stick shift. I can be very inconvenient as it takes diesel gas and where I live the gas is super expensive. It is very good on mileage though so that is definitely a plus. I feel like the biggest danger with this car is that it can be very hard to see behind you if you are a shorter person! I have difficulty seeing over my seat sometimes!