2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Subaru and Saab are very similar companies. Both trace thier heritage to Airplanes, both make extensive use of Turbo charging, and both are, well, a little quirky. Not quite luxury brands, but a step above thier VW/Toyota breathren. Saab has been known for hatchbacks, which, following the introduction of the 93 sport sedan, disappeared from the lineup. Enter the 92x. Basically a reskined Subie Impreza/Wrx, with some cabin quieting. The exterior looks more saab-like than the swedish made 93 sedan. And with the GM discount, it's cheaper than the Subaru. Like the Impreza, this car handles great, but fuel consumption suffers (the much larger 93 gets better mpgs).
Exterior design, hatchback room, seats.
Better MPG's! A car this size should get over 30mpg highway!