I've put on about 5,000 miles since purchasing. So far, the car's been great in all conditions--comfortable cruising at highway speeds, and fun through twisty back roads. A lot of rare features in a class of mostly cookie-cutter cars - boxer engine, symmetrical awd, versatile 4 door hatchback style. Combined with best-in-class crash safety, a sporty ride and handling, and decent fuel economy, the Impreza has been a good choice for me.
Great features for the money, good handling, practical hatchback. A compact car that stands out from the crowd.
The stereo is lousy - they should make the WRX-style stereo optional on the base version. The paint seems to chip very easily - I've had more rock chips on the Impreza in 5,000 miles than on our other vehicle in 60,000 miles.