My first Subie, be aware of the shakes that can occur with this car. Do some digging before you buy. Good gas mileage for the size, which is nice. There is a negative, very poor acceleration, I have the four with a manual transmission. You will need to plan your moves in the highway, faster traffic will come up fast in the passing lane and flooring the car does nothing. Comfortable ride on the highway, good seats.
Pretty basic transportation, hope this winter will be a little easier with a AWD vehicle. This was the main reason for the purchase.
Manual transmission is industrial, nothing smooth about it. The engine revs even after taking your foot off the gas pedal, this will drive you crazy. The whole ride thing with the shakes is bothersome, the whole vehicle seem like the front end wants to come around and be in the rear, strange.