Drove all the 2wd competitors and even a 35k A3 Quattro and hands Dow the Impreza was top in all things. Yes the A3 had slightly better pickup but this car just handled so much better. This thing is on rails. For anybody looking for a small hatchback this can't be beat and is well worth a look.
All wheel drive, limited sound system with navigation, leather seats, sticky 17inch low profile tires, easy access hatch, heated bum in the seats, massive side mirrors, 29 miles to the gallon just driving around town yes beating the stated MPG's easily.
Only one move the reaview mirror up higher.
Heated seats for the kids would be nice but most likely not practical.