Bought new and now have currently about 28k miles. Overall great car, suspension is very forgiving but a little to soft for my opinion-that is my only gripe. MPG I average 28-30 on hwy and about 23-25 city. A lot of the wrx components can be switched to the 2.5i such as suspension or brakes. The 2.5i brakes compared to the wrx brakes are pretty stupid IMO; both have same caliper but different size rotors-I upgraded to wrx rotors using wrx caliper bracket and braking is much better now. Handles great in snow, the only thing that limits it is the crappy oem tires. Overall a great car for someone looking for a AWD vehicle at a great price. Do not overlook this car, you will not regret it!
-AWD-handling in all weather conditions is superior, hands down
-Compatibility to wrx parts
-Tons of room! (hatchback)
-Upgrade to wrx brake rotors
-Upgrade oem tires
-Upgrade oem stereo-sounds very distorted at volume 30/40...even with "upgraded stereo" that comes with tweeters in the front doors
-If you want a more firm suspension, upgrade to wrx or aftermarket struts
-Aftermarket Swaybars!-Absolute must!, the car does not even come with a rear sway bar!