I researched long and hard for a new
mini-suv and none compared to Subaru's
drive, interior, and special "extras"
(ie, HUGE sunroof).Traveling the
country on interstates, mountains, and
trails through sunshine, rain, and
snow, the AWD and handling has been
exceptional, making for a fun and
trusted drive.10K mi in 6mos and not a
single rattle or problem. Even with
only 165 hp, no problems passing or
climbing hills. Love the interior
styling and auto climate control--def.
worth upgrading to prem leather pkg.
Entire interior (including leather),
heated seats, huge sunroof, gas
mileage, AWD, auto dimming mirror w/
compass, 6-disc cd system, "tightness"
of vehicle, automatic on & off of
interior lights and headlights,
automatic climate control, cruise
control, history of reliability.
Visor mirrors need lights. A little
more cargo room maybe (it's sufficient
but could be better). Although much
better than 2002, exterior styling
could still be "pepped up" a bit.