2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5 i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
This is a 20,000-mile update after driving the car daily for nine months. No mechanical problems to report. It's still the most fun for the money. I like the simple, traditional interior design and layout. A word to those on a budget. This car comes with highly rated, very expensive tires, and if you damage one, you may have to replace the whole set to avoid damaging the AWD.
I've discovered the upper RPM range of the engine. Wow, the power and the glory! What a blast! This little engine is at its finest over 5,000 RPM. Who needs a turbo?! Gas mileage has been better than expected. I routinely get just over 30 mpg, even with occasional spirited driving and A/C use.
My initial grievances haven't changed. The seat comfort could be improved. It seems to be a Subaru thing. Too bad they don't put a little effort into it. Also, the stock sound system isn't very good; it still buzzes when the lights are on.