This is my first Subaru. While I am generally very pleased, I have had the car back in shop 4 times in six months to correct defective center blower vents. That problem aside, it has been a great car.
AWD is great. 5-speed manual transmission fun to drive. Leather seats comfortable; moon roof the largest I've ever had. Turbo model cruises relatively quietly at 75-80 mph Lots of head/legroom for this 6'5" driver.
Expected better gas mileage. Annoying to have to have key in ignition to open/close windows. Lumbar adjustments on passenger seat. Stereo system doesn't handle bass range especially well.