I bought this car after having a WRX wagon in GT2 and killing everything. The handling is like the videogames. It has been a truck for me and done everything needed of it without complaining. I've replaced the water pump, CV joints, timing belt, and other than that at about 150-155k, it's run like a dream. It's my little rally car. I'm not going to sell it ever. When I need more power, I'll mod it.
AWD is great, it's reliable as anything, the flexibility of a wagon has saved me several times, and I can throw it into a corner at speed with no worries. It does anything I could ever ask.
More power. Mine has an oil leak, rust is very minor for a 13 year old car, but it's still there. Paint quality could be better. My fuel economy has been 16 mpg in winter to 30 mpg in summer. Huge gap I think, but my car kinda has a mind of its own.