This car just feels well-built, considerably better than the ''09 Subaru Outback Limited we had. The engine, while not perfectly refined, is adequately quiet and smooth. The ride is a strong point, firm without being harsh, a delicate balance. I'd read complaints that it wasn't fast enough, but we find it quite quick, so drive one before judging it by that. Definitely a sporty feel without compromising comfort. The greenhouse design, on the sleek side, leaves a little to be desired as far as outward visibility, but isn't really a problem. The dashboard was much better in person than I'd supposed from pictures, uncluttered, the controls well-integrated. There's a very slight rattle coming from the flip-down sunglass holder, but otherwise the car feels bank-vault solid. We average 28.5 mpg on road trips at highway speeds of 80 mph. The car's been trouble-free. Update, 11/17: The car?s still as solid-feeling and trouble-free as the day we bought it. The build quality is amazing. If you research this model, it?s known as being among the most reliable of its time, and that?s proving to be the case.