2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
My last car was a Subaru Legacy and it made me fall in love with Subaru. Comparing the '09 Impreza to other cars in its class (Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Mazda 3, etc) there really isn't any competition at all. The symmetrical AWD, power, smoothness of the ride... none of the others even come close to an Impreza. And the Impreza was much less expensive too! It was a no-brainer and I couldn't be happier with the car.
Symmetrical AWD which gives amazing handling for both sport and bad weather, ride quality, sleek exterior, comfort, mini-blue light to light up the mini-tray below the stereo at night (without being so bright that it's distracting), mileage.
You have to hit the unlock button on the keyless remote twice to unlock all the doors (1st time hitting it unlocks only the driver door, 2nd time unlocks the remaining 3 doors). Also the sound system could be a little better (would have been if I got the Premium model).