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We purchased the Limited and the car is a joy to drive. However, after 3 months there are things about it that I think could be improved or changed. First is the cargo area: they could make the body 2 or 3 inches longer (there's a lot of east-west space & not enough north-south). The hatch glass access is also problematic: you can only open it using the key fob, there's no dash board switch (mine's not working- light's flash but doesn't open, have to see the dealer). The door pockets are shallow and pitched forward, be carefull what you put in there. Rather than having a low gear on the shifter, they put in this dumb button for going down steep grades (really? hate to hit that by mistake). There is limited storage in the dash area. No place to put change for tolls, or like me my wallet for long trips. The pad area wouldn't be a good idea if you get the tech pkg, even the manual sez the charging pad will mess with the magnetic strips on credit cards. I was disappointed that the safety features(lane change warning, collision warning etc) are only available with the very pricey Tech Pkg, really should be standard. Accessories are also a bit pricey, IMHO. The big visual display is nice, but only useful if you have a smartphone (I don't - cheapo flip) so the pre-loaded app's are useless to me. Maybe they should offer smart phones as an accessory to the Kona or the phone mfr's vice versa.