I'm a manufactures rep. by occupation and drive 40,000 miles/yr. My last two vehicles have been Honda Odyssey Vans, which I can say nothing negative about. Since I spend a great deal of time in a car it was just time for a change. This is my first Subaru and after two months/8,000 miles, I feel very satisfied with my decision. I must say, I read many of these personal reviews on this site and they helped make my decision. Since fuel economy is a key feature for me, I was a little concerned about the 4 cyl engine and if there would be enough power (no problem). I hope in the future to update my review and give potential Subaru buyers an honest assessment. So far, I'm a truly happy Subaru owner
Very comfortable drive, quiet on the highway, back up camera is handy in rear view mirror, great MPG for an AWD vehicle, spacious rear seating, head lights great, well appointed interior and dash lighting, good value for the dollar
These improvements I would not consider a "deal breaker" - 4 cyl engine is noisier than I'm used to when you stomp on the accelerator - I guess this is inherent with a 4 cyl engine?, perhaps they could better insulate engine compartment? Cruise function goes off when car is turned off, prefer temp gauge.