Not the flashiest or the fastest car on the market, but it will get you and your friends to where you need to go. Fold down the rear seats and there is plenty of room for putting snowboards, bikes, furniture, less important family members, etc.
Since buying this car last October, I've taken it on many road trips including to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. It's a great commuter car and also very practical for road trips with friends.
The A/C isn't in tip-top condition so the ride does tend to get quite steamy during mid-afternoon.