I traded my 2016 Toyota Corolla for this 2017 Suzuki Vitara RT-S for 2 reasons. 1, I took the Vitara for a test drive 2, The all-round vision and lack of blind spots. City driving, you can see over nearly any other car, in the country this thing just rolls along the road in a way that the never Corolla did. Just great vision and seating position. I would recommend this car to anyone who doesn't feel confident when driving in traffic due to feeling overshadowed. The Cabin may not be as nicely presented as the Corolla's, but I would take the way it drives and that great vision any day. And yes, it's very fun to drive, a 3 hour trip doesn't feel that long in this car. Longish hills found around the tablelands of NSW can slow the 1.6L Vitara up a little, back to 3rd and 4th but as soon as you're over it off you go. This car is also extremely quite in almost every driving situation, engine noise can rarely be heard from inside and outside the car. Even on country main roads I've had many passengers comment on the very low level of road noise heard in the cabin, these same passengers also rode in my Corolla. The manual is very forgiving at low speeds, hard to stall if driven properly and very smooth. The gear shifter for me, is in the right spot. I personally think the Vitara looks more mature than some of the others, Corolla included. But style is a very personal thing! Yes, the test drive was that good. I really didn't want another car but the blind spots in the corolla's design were not going away. If you still enjoy driving, or have to drive a lot in everyday situations, than I cannot recommend a test drive more than I already have recommend a test drive. Don't be put off by the price, for me personally that was what got me to the showroom. Oh yeah, very practical, nice big opening at the rear and with the backseats folded you find a cave like interior. A true little wagon.