I've done 2500 miles in my up now, two thirds of that on motorways, and I just want to say what a great car it is to drive on the open road! Others have said they think the engine has a sweet spot at around 60mph but I find that it's very happy cruising at 75. Drop down a gear and it has plenty of acceleration, and it's not a lot noisier than my Focus was, but maybe that's because I got the sound pack and I like to use it to the full! Driving to work and back on narrow country roads and through town it is terrific too, of course, but I think many will be surprised at how solid and safe it feels on the road at speed. So if you happen to be thinking of getting one, but sometimes, or even often, need to drive long distances, don't be put off by people calling it a 'city car'. It's more like city to city in my case!