2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5 i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I've put more than 70,000 miles on this car, and I still love getting into it and snicking through the gears, zipping through the twisties and feeling the power as I explore the upper range of the RPMs. I've had no mechanical problems whatsoever, and, believe it or not, I'm only now getting ready to replace the original set of Bridgestone tires. The car consistently gets 29-32 mpg. With its simple, almost primitive features and great handling, it reminds me of an old British sports car. It was made for people who love to drive.
Power, gas mileage, handling, fun factor, simple cockpit, upright seating, great sightlines, AWD traction.
Cheap original equipment radio hums when the lights are on, and seat comfort for a long-legged guy isn't the greatest. A/C is marginal on really hot days.