I just purchased this car yesterday. I have already put 100 miles on it, and have been very impressed. The VDC has kept me going straight even on very snowy and icy roads. I originally wanted a 5 speed manual, but the throttle response was terrible. with the car in gear it took about a full second to even feel the engine try to accelerate after pressing the gas pedal. However, the throttle response on my auto is immediate.
AWD w/VDC, can't beat it in the snow. Cool gadgets like iPod controls in radio. I like the looks, but wish I had a WRX with the hood scoop instead.
No major complaints yet. I only wish I did not have to baby the engine through the break-in period. Faster is usually funner.