I purchased this vehicle in January 2010. This is one of KIA's brand new models. I have really enjoyed it and really like all the features that I got along with the amazing warranty for such a cheap price. Because of the price, the fuel efficiency (I believe it's 32 mpg), and just overall value this is a good car for anyone. It's actually very stylish and comes with Bluetooth and satellite radio which I love. Would be a great car to take on a trip because of the fuel efficiency and because there is a lot of trunk space for luggage. I've really enjoyed it over the last few months. Gets around great in the snow. It has your "radio" controls on the steering wheel so you can switch modes, skip tracks, adjust volume without having to stretch or take your eyes off the road. It drives very smooth and you just simply can't beat KIAs warranties which just goes to show how much they really stand behind their product.
Overall I give it 5 stars.
If you're looking for something sportier I would suggest the KIA Forte Koup which is a VERY good looking car. I would have chosen the Forte Koup if it weren't for the fact that I have a little one and really wanted the 4 doors.