Every drive has been enjoyable. I
have roughed a blizzard in 2000 with
this car and the AWD just amazes me.
Gas mileage averages around 25 MPG
including spirited driving. The
standard feature list is incredible
and should be for the base price. The
seats are comfy and gripy, the
interior room is spacious, and the
rear seat is somewhat spacious. I
haven't had any problems with the 2.5
RS, sans a passenger seat that did not
kick up when the rear passengers
wanted to exit, which Subaru fixed.
Also, Subaru has been great to deal
with during oil changes and their
support of factory performance parts
and accessories is on par with
Toyota's TRD department.
The RS has a balance of handling,
acceleration, sport car feel, and
features that make it an easy pick!
This car should be a hoot to drive 360
days a year, and thanks to Subaru's
quality, reliability, and AWD it IS!
Also, the 2001 RS features front and
rear limited-slip differntials.
More power, which they brought with
the WRX sedan. Better paint/build
quality. Addition of a remote trunk
release to the keyless alarm FOB.