I actually ended up with this one because I put it in my name for my sister and she stopped paying for it.   I helped pick it out for the needs she had from a car at the time it was purchased.  This one seemed the best bang for the buck.   Now, I have been driving it off and on for a year now (I prefer my Jetta).    I must say..   Subaru knows how to make a competative vehicle.  This thing has pulled boats, trailers larger than itself.  And amazingly with no load can average 30mpg on a 150 mile trip.  Not to mention a true performer off road as well with the all wheel drive.  I have pulled out "outfitted" 4x4 vehicles wth it.   Truly a champion.   I dont have the heart to sell it.  If your in the  market to buy a new car, Subaru and Volkswagen would be the first two suggestion out of my mouth.   This is my first Subaru, but definitely wont be my last...