Have had this car a month & have been able to do commuting and a 1500 mi road trip with it. Great car that isn't more than what you need (SUV) or too little (5-dr hatch). The p/t is fantastic: smooth, powerful & quick and the 6-spd manual makes the car all that much more fun to drive. The seats & options (ours is loaded) make the car a dream to drive. I highly recommend the NAV system as it performed flawlessly on our trip. The gas milage is coming in a bit lower (~24.3 combo according to computer) that I had hoped for in a 5cyl+manual but it's better than an SUV considering the V50 has AWD+ 218 hp/236 ft-lbs & all functionality w/ lots of cargo space. Best car I've owned thus far.
SEATS, seats and seats (best OEM seats out there). Navigation system, rain sensing wipers, premium sound system and 6-spd manual transmission.
It's too early to tell about reliability or quality. I don't care for the all-in-one key fob and key - really it's not THAT bad but it could be executed a bit better. A bit more leg room in the back seats and a horn honk confirmation on vehicle lock. Defrost is really loud in auto climate mode @ 1st