This is simply the best vehicle I have ever owned. It's fun, reliable, efficient, and won't get me stuck (in western NY winters).
Excellent interior design, great handling, well equipped base model.
The exterior front end design wasn't my cup of tea at first, but I grew to love it. However, what I've seen of the 2006 Impreza is much more disappointing (read: ugly). Additionally, the basic CD player/radio sounds terrible and has poor controls, so warrants an upgrade.
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