i`ve had my SE 2.0 AWD for about 6 weeks now and i love it. a huge thing for me is reliability and longevity. i know that engines that are turbo aspired usually don`t last as long as normally aspired engines so i chose the non turbo. i had a 1990 hyundai excel that i drove over 13 years and then got a 2003 ford focus that i drove for over 17 years. that's 31 years with 2 cars. i like to get my money's worth out of a car. this Kona is really fun to drive. the slight hesitation on acceleration and lack of road feel in the steering wheel is just slightly weird but i know i will get used to it. a big thing for me is the AWD. this is my first one and living in the northeast we get a decent amount of snow most years. my past FWD cars were ok in a couple of inches of snow but lousy in deeper snow. i`m looking forward to taking this out in the snow and seeing how it does. also, the gas mileage is about double of what my focus was getting.