What I needed turned out to be fun too
By cwb on
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
With this car's handling and a stick, 175 horses on the back roads is fun. I needed a safe car for a 40 mile commute in CT. Sometimes to New Haven. Sometimes down the Saw Mill. It handles so well. My fun to drive rating is compared to others in this price range. I know it's not a Porsche but seriously this car can hold the road. My reliability rating is a SWAG based on previous Subaru ownership.
Handling, 17 inch tires. High 20's MPG w/ AWD. So far its seems like a solid build.
I bought the car during the day and didn't catch the RED lighting for the radio and environmental controls until the the first night. It's a little too much. The back seat is a little tight but I don't care, I'm driving. The sound system could easily be improved.