I was ready to purchase a 2009 model from the local Subaru dealer when I came across the 2010 Legacy. From the outside, you could not tell the 2009 and 2010 models are related. It was also apparent that the new Legacy was roomier for passengers. A quick test-drive around the block was impressive --- the CVT transmission shifted smoothly, the ride handled a rough parking lot (speed bumps and pot holes) admirably and the seating was comfortable for a petite female driver and her 6-foot passenger. With improved gas mileage and a price tag that was only $2k more than a 2009 Outback Sport and I was sold. The car sold itself. It didn't need a salesman to talk me into it.