I like everything about this car except for the daylight running lights and the way they are connected to the emergency brake. I have the GT with manual tranny (the weight is close to 200lb less than the limited GT) and the performance is fantastic. Gas ranges from 21 mpg for hard driving to about 30 mpg on trips.
After driving BMW's, Corvettes and Audis, I needed something that would drive well in all weather conditions, including snow and ice, and yet give me good performance with superior reliability and that was also fun to drive. The Legacy GT wagon with the turbo and 5 speed short throw stick is all of the above and then some. I highly recommend it, and at the price, there simply isn't anything else that comes even close. GREAT car.
The smooth acceleration with the turbo. All weather capability. Reliability.
Better seats. A sixth gear would improve highway mileage.
Bought the car in March '06. Got the manual GT wagon after hearing complaints about the automatic. Awesome acceleration, balanced handling and quick, accurate steering make the car great on the back roads or on long trips. Holds a ton of stuff, especially with the seats folded flat. Currently 8600 miles on the odometer with 24.6 mpg average so far. Have managed over 28 mpg on long trips. Only problems have been tires with severe flat spots (dealer replaced with no hassle) and slight engine hesitation / stuttering at 2500-3500 rpm under hard acceleration (have read about this problem on the message boards, no fix so far and Subaru claims this is normal).
250 horse engine, balanced AWD handling, great turning radius, accurate steering, heated seats, only weighs 100 lbs more than the sedan, but wagon adds huge cargo flexibility.
Taller 1st gear, and a true overdrive 6th (5th spins at 3000 rpm at 70 mph, not great for fuel economy. My accord spins about 2100 at 70 mph in top gear). Automatic climate control needs improvement (read other reviews). Telescoping steering wheel. Fix engine stuttering.