2005 Saab 9-2X Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
What a steal! Quick, nimble, stylish, handles well, reliable, roomy, & solid. Everything the WRX is and wishes it could be. Price is better than a WRX, ride is better, interior is much nicer, exterior sleeker (WRX is fugly IMHO). Handles better and is faster than my former mod'd Audi A4 and costs 30% less. Never thought the car would turn heads, but in Brilliant Red, the car is intimidating and striking. There isn't a car out there that can compare at this price range. Being an avid car mag reader, enthusiast, and motorcycle rider I can honestly tell you this is the car deal of a lifetime if you seek performance, reliability, and all weather utility in an affordable but stylish package.
AWD, 227HP, much more than a Subaru, better warranty w/ 2yr sched maint, intense STI steering, 2-tone interior, offering of HIDs & sunroof, shifter is like unchurned butter, much more refined than Subie, amazing aftermarket
telescoping steering wheel, more storage pockets, rear cupholder, remove Catalytic converter in up-pipe to allow better turbo spool, less "tinny" doors, NAV, auto up for driver window, auto up/down for passenger window, auto-locking doors, LED tailights, armrest, better trip computer