I came over to Subaru from the VW GTI looking for improved build quality and AWD grip. My first Subaru was a 2005 Legacy GT... a very comfortable, fast, luxury sedan. It was a bit too big for me and didn't offer much utility. The Limited WRX wagon has it all for me. Great AWD performance and handling, decent fuel economy, incredible utility, nice looks and solid construction. The biggest drawback is road noise. If you want a quiet ride, look elsewhere. Otherwise, I recommend this car.
The combination of performance, handling and utility at this price is unsurpassed.
Needs MP3 capability and iPod input, a stiffer rear sway bar and a less flimsy interior. Biggest improvement would be improved sound dampening. This car can be quite noisy on the freeway/highway.