Fuel Log: Good enough
One wish list item - The old 1988-93 Ford Festiva hatchbacks (designed by Mazda, made by KIA, sold by Ford) had rear seats that folded up (not just down). You could literally fold the rear seats up (sort of a double flip), & the back of the front seats would keep the rear seats compressed together. A large flat cargo area was left underneath. It made the cargo area much more useable when the rear seats were rolled up. You could even flip them the other way & create a flat rear seat. For a very cheap, small car, it had awesome cargo space (because of the rear seat design).
I actually found a very short clip of what of I am describing. Wish the lighting was better so you could see inside the car better.
The rear seats on a Mirage hatchback (that just flip down) are quite lame by comparison.
Personally I prefer that ledge/shelf as it's useful for placing things like mobile phones etc, okay, it won't take a weeks worth of groceries but handy non the less.
As regards to the steering vagueness I have previously stated that a Roman Chariot had better steering. Now after four months I don't find it a problem.