This wagon is unsuspecting, with the 2.5l engine this car has some nice giddy up to blow past Prius's and Honda's. Short comings would be the notorious head gasket issue and cup holder placement. Fuel economy is not great, but with a 90's car with awd what do you expect? The benefits being an excellent awd system and plenty of room. With the ability to floor the gas or slam on the brakes and getting 0 wheel slippage in the pouring rain allows for a confident feel behind the wheel in any driving conditions.
Favorite features include: Awd, sunroof, cargo space, easy to read gauge cluster and properly maintained these cars can go hundred of thousands of miles, mine is currently over 202500 miles.
Nothing can be changed now but a change in the open deck block design or the oem head gasket design would have improved reliability from factory. A more secure and resizeable cup holder would be convenient but overall its a great car especially when living in an area where u get all types of weather.