well i went and drove one of these bad boys the other week. like people have said it is very quiet, but it is fast. it also has a perfect 50:50 weight ratio, so handling is really good. i liked it a lot, but there is a limitation on big Performance mods at the time. pretty much all they have is Intake
/header/exhaust, which to me is still pretty good.
the front driver and passenger seat and leg room is pretty good. the only thing that i would say was wrong was the since the engine and trans sit so far back in the engine back, that the transmission itself is partly in the legroom area in the front. it kinda bulges out a little bit, but it was fine.
the back seats arent all that bad. there is more room back there then in the celica thats for sure. but it does have divider/cupholder thing between the back seats which i didnt like.
trunk space is alright, i think the celi has a little more room.
overall the car is decent. and yes you can get a 6 speed for under 30K a base model though. fully loaded with a few common packages added is going to put you into the 30-33K range.