Sold a Honda Pilot to get the 5-door Subie due to a longer commute after moving. Boy, everyone was right about the stereo. It stinks! But I was expecting it after reading the reviews here. Ride is comfortable. Handling is decent, much better than the Pilot but not as good as my previous Prelude SH. Decent power though. Gas mileage is 27mpg mostly freeway. A little low on mpg but wanted the AWD so it's a trade-off. Only had it for 2 weeks. No regrets about getting the Subie. Will update once the the weather gets wet in the Fall.
AWD for peace of mind.
Need a 6-speed manual. 5th gear at 60mph has over 3000rpm. Better stereo. Got the 10-speakers. 4 coaxials in the doors count as 8 speakers, plus the window mounted tweeters for 10 speakers. LOL!
So far I've had it 3 weeks, and have a little over 1500 miles on it. Have taken a trip through Adirondack Mountains and averaged 30.1 miles and city driving is about 26. It's a great car for 20k, sunroof, premium stereo, fog lights, heated seats, winter package,alloy wheels and AWD. Looked @ a lot of other cars, Honda Fit Sport, Scion, Toyota, Nissan, etc, nothing and I mean nothing came close. Dealership was great to work with. Thanks Tony.
5 sp, sunroof
Better speakers, height adjustable seat for the passenger
What a great vehicle loaded with tons of cool features, including safety and innovative powertrain design. I didn't buy it because of good gas mileage (come on... it's AWD), superior finish and top quality materials, or because it's a head turner. I believe this car delivers acceptable performance and reliability, superior safety, adequate comfort, and great driving tools all for about $20,000! I'm very glad I got mine!
Temperature gauge, tire pressure monitoring system, heated seats and wipers, 6 CD changer with Media hub, AWD, moon roof, cruise control, power locks, windows, mirrors... The list goes on.
Wish the arm rest was 2" taller and 2" forward, auto dimming rear view mirror should be standard, moon roof air deflector would be nice.