That may be for the 12, but the 13's in my opinion are very peppy and fun for what they are, I've owned, and driven several turbo cars and yes they were fun. But I have to say my 2.5i is still up there are on "fun" list. Its not "fast" but it sure isnt bland. Its been a blast and have had no regrets on buying it.
And several friends have said its very enjoyable and weren't expecting it to be as enjoyable as it was.