I wanted Subaru for some time, finally I have it. Previously VW Golf' 99, Isuzu Rodeo '99 2WD. Must say it is a nice vehicle, fun to drive. I go to Tahoe a bit. If you want to enjoy the car take it on curvy road. It averages 30m/g on hwy. The 2.5i has good power, however another 25 HP would be nice! It lacks get up and go power, do not count on any fast take offs. It pulls nicely up the hill once you get it going. Some wind noise is present. Taking the roof cross bars down might reduce it. The beige cloths seats get dirty very quickly, go with the leather. Some rattling in the cargo area drives me crazy, can't find it. Other than that you are getting a lot for your money. I hope to enjoy it.
-AWD -sturdy roof rack -fog lights, great illumination of the road. Over all it is a great car but needs some improvements, Signal/wiper stick 25 year old design -looks -old fashion volume knob on stereo -heated seats -gas consumption -nice performance on curvy roads -all around good deal.
Gas pedals too close together, little room (I'm size 12.5). Only improve materials, plastics Cheap gas door, tin can like rear gate feels cheap. Center console plastic sprayed silver will scratch no doubt. Body very thin sheet metal - do not lean against it! WV golf feels sturdier. Sorry. :(
† 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.