A sturdy car without a whole lot in the character department. I always felt safe. However, there wasn't much soul to the ride. AWD worked great in snow/ice. However, be warned that if you get a flat tire and there is slight wear on the tires, you must purchase 4 new tires. This increases the cost of ownership in my opinion.
AWD, low ride noise, interior design & finish
Exterior is generic, engine a bit sluggish. Traded this in after two years for a Saab 95 wagon - which has a lot of soul