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!