thats the price you have to pay for driving a car like that. i have a few of the same problems with you but i learned to deal with it seeing as its not my only car that has bad gas mileage, high insurance, and pricey maintenance. im sure all of those will go away with the iq.I have an Evo IX SE. It's the best car I've ever owned (though I owned another Evo before it), but here are the things I don't like about it:
* Insurance rates are pretty high compared to almost every other car
* No cruise control
* Pricey maintenance (on-par for its performance but pricey compared to other cars in its price range)
* So-so mpg when daily driving (typically 19-20 mpg on my daily 8-mile commute)
* Ugly HVAC
* Mediocre paint quality
The Fit is soo much bigger than the iQ. Do you really need the room?^ If I get an iQ, it wouldn't replace the Evo, it would just become the daily driver between the two, which would more than likely discount my insurance rates. But like I said in the other thread, I'm also considering a Honda Fit Sport.