It has studded tires during the winter months and is a reliable, smooth car to drive.
When road-tripping (which I do a lot), I fold the seats down, inflate a sleeping pad, and I have my own bed with skylight.
I never needed a ski or bike rack, everything I ever need to carry with me fits in the trunk with the seats folded down, even multiple bikes.
Also, car has a cable for Ipod/Iphone music input.
Note: I got rear-ended last week and since the bumper won't be fixed until the second week of Jan 2014, the rate temporarily lower.