I test drove a base model one today. while it had some nice features it was okay. I dont really know if I like the extra length or not. it seemed much larger than my 2001 which I love the small size of mine. I just don't know now. The ride was better than my 2001....I am going to have to put some more thought into it to spend the $$$$ or keep the one I have that I love even with the dash board squeek. (it lets me know the hamsters are okay... ha ha) I just don't know... :?