Over all the RT awd is a very good car, it does everything well, however nothing out standing. If you have young childern the plastic every where is a big plus and easy to clean. We tried out the AWD on high 140 in OR. this past weekend, ice covered by 2" of packed snow. It was sure footed and predictable as long you didn't drive faster then conditions would premit. Milage falls when driving 70 mph, at 55-65mph we were able to get 30mpg. It is not a hot rod in any way, but it does have the power to take on the hills. A 15 gal tank and a adjustable passenger seat would be a improvement. As for craftmanship and materals I haven't found any thing wrong. The engine warms up faster then any other 4 cylinders I have own in the past. It is a car that thinks it is a SUV, I would not take it off road. But it is prefect for winter driving. AS for warm weather, will have to wait for summer to find out.