AWD is no excuse to drive with abandon,
but it instills more confidence in
inclement weather. Despite small
engine, lacking turbo of new Subarus,
acceleration is adequate. Braking is
never a problem. Uncommon exterior
appearance turns heads (but I'm tiring
of others trying to race me.) Front
seats are comfortable over long
distances; offer good support when
cornering. Climate system works well;
use of A/C hardly affects power.
Components (brakes, exhaust) have
lasted longer than expected.
AWD, exterior appearance
Modest gas milage; numerous fit/finish
issues; absurd locations for cup
holders; paint easily blemished;
irksome lack of lighting in glove
box/trunk irksome; transmission is weak
link in otherwise fun-to-drive car;
power window elevators scratch windows
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