I have been very happy with BOTH my SEL Hatch. The leather in the one is great w/ heated seats and the cloth in the other isn't bad either. Handling and ride is smooth and a blast in the twistys. I really like the auto/manual sport mode. What impresses me is you can drive it conservatively and it performs comfortably and predictably but when you let it out it changes into a sports car without any fuss. Most other cars I have owned either wanted to be driven hard or driven easy but not both. Kudos to Ford to build a car that does well with both styles of driving. And the looks sold me even before I tested them. The bells and whistles are not necessary but sure are nice!