I bought my soul in July with 69000 miles and I was prepared to hate it. I had not gone into the dealership looking for one but I came out with one. I first sat in the car and was amazed at how comfortable it was and how roomy it was. I took it for a test drive and the 2.0 was as peppy as anything else I have driven. So far have put 7000 miles on it and haven't looked back. I had a 2008 outback before that and driving long distances made my back hurt. I can put 300+ miles in a trip and have no issues in my soul!
The gas mileage is terrible. My 2013 gets terrible gas mileage. Suppose to be 25mpg city, and 30mpg highway... definitely not. I went to Orlando on a full tank of gas and come home (Ocala) with my gas light on. My father's GMC Sierra gets better gas mileage and it's a lifted truck. Other than that, the car is reliable and great!
Best features: The car has the brightest and best headlights of any car I have ever owned. Ease of entry for all is great. Roomy inside front and back. Controls and electronics layout and haptics are well thought out and keep the driver's eyes on the road. Worst features: No spare tire or jack. Horn is weak...it's like Hello Kitty, it's cute and can't be heard by other drivers.