this rental car with 12K on it.
wife drove it until it had about 90K on it then I started driving it. Only cons are its size--I'm 6' and this is a car that sits low to the ground.
I'd rather have a SUV.
NEVER a breakdown in 100K miles.
Pre 100K repairs limited to brake pads, one O2 sensor, one tie rod end.
Original tires lasted over 80K miles.
At 100K I've had to do several repairs that would be expensive if you had to pay labor--AC hose, steering rack and CV boots.
105K timing belt change coming and will cost a bunch. Has typical subaru motor sound, but this car is going to run forever.
Solid, reliable car.
5 speed auto would be good to decrease engine noise, increase gas mileage, and get the most out of the small motor.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.