After a bit of consideration, I decided to 'grow up' and get a Legacy GT Spec.B. All I can say is, 'Woohoo!'. The car is very comfortable, quiet and performs very well from the factory. As a guy who really gets into my cars and appreciates the offerings of the aftermarket world, the Suby steps up here as well, with numerous offerings. The 6 speed manual that the Spec.B comes with is very well nearly worth the price difference between it and the regular Legacy GT in and of itself. Add the Subaru STi short shifter and the gearbox feels nearly German, which is a very good thing! Bang for the buck, the Spec.B is definitely one of the best values, and with help, the car can take on the best!
6MT, Navigation, great power/heated Alcantara seats, good looks, lots of power, AWD takes you places other cars can't. Stock audio system plays mp3/wma and has an Aux in for iPods with power in the center console. Lots of aftermarket parts and accessories available. Amazing curb weight for the car.
Navigation doesn't accept destination inputs while driving. No Bluetooth integration. Nav system comes without microphone for voice commands (can be obtained thru Kenwood). Stock ride height ungainly for a sports sedan. Stock sway bars far too soft.