I bought a LLBean for $27100 from
Stevens Creek Subaru (San Jose, CA).
After driving the car for about 1000
miles, I can say there is nothing
comparable in this price range. The car
feels rock solid, has a very smooth
Lexus-like drive, first class
suspension, excellent visibility, a lot
of cargo space. The sound system is
very good. However, the car has 3 major
inconveniences: 1) the seats do not
offer enough leg support, (the lumbar
support is great.) 2) Wind noise coming
from the roof rails at higher speeds.
3)the engine is powerful, but the slow
transmission, makes it less responsive,
it will not let you drive the car as an
Acura TL-type S or a BMW.
AWD, excellent visibility, cargo space,
smooth ride, the car feels rock solid
Better seats, more responsive engine
and transmission, passenger power seat
should be offered ( at least as an
option), GPS would be nice.