2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5 i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
I have now had this car nearly 4 years of basically trouble free ownership. It has been a great commuter car. The AWD has been great in the Michigan winters, and the car has plenty of power even being a four cylinder. Gas mileage has averaged 22-24 mpg. This is our 2nd Subaru and has worked out well - enough so that we bought a 2010 forester last year. Just had first maintenance done for a cost of $900 - not bad for 4 years and 60,000 miles.
AWD and decent power. Economical choice.
Stereo is pretty weak, but that is a Subaru trade off.