Several people complain about needing a head gasket. When mine blew, 1000 miles beyond warranty and without warning, I had to replace the entire engine. It sounds as if Subaru should have sent a warning to owners, but they are the least helpful manufacturer that I have ever dealt with. Their dealers are equally unresponsive, and I have yet to find one in our area that I would ever deal with again.
Excellent handling and control in all road situations.
Better fit and finish. I hope that in newer models the window seals no longer ooze in the sun. *Much* better dealership and manufacturer relationship with buyers.