I've had it for 5 months now and I have no regrets. The car is very versatile, and can easily handle inclement weather and offroad expeditions. I've taken my car through soupy mudpits where pickup trucks get stuck and I'm able to cruise on by. The stock audio system on default settings is a little lacking, but if you go into the settings you can modify things to suit your tastes. Interior looks and feels great, a lot of leg room as well.
I wanted a car that was easy to look out, high safety rating, AWD, low miles, not brand new that looks new and sharp looking. The only neg. I see is more road noise than I'd like to have and better gas mileage. But I expected these qualities in this small car. The positives are it's sharp, fun and awesome to drive, rated as one of the safest small cars out there by Consumers Reports, AWD for all around and winter driving and just perfect for my daughter to drive being 5'2" in height. The car has great vision for her to see out. As a car lover I am very satisfied with it and looking forward to a new Subaru Forester or Legacy for myself. It's very hard to find a car that is not all banged and doctored up and site unseen. I am very happy with it because I'm hard to please when it comes to cars. I hope this helps someone in making a decision. Have a safe day!
This car punches above its price level in terms of performance. AWD sports car =all 265 horses hit the road. When you hit 3k RPM, you feel that turbo kick in and you are off! Look for the 2013 Orange ones - only 200 WRX and 100 STI were made with this trim package! To top it off - the car's safety features are keyed into Subaru's Rally car platform. These things are tanks in crashes! The A/B/C pillars are reinforced (basically a light-weight roll cage built into the car). The drivetrain buckle zones are designed to make the H-4 engine rotate vertical and act as a shield for the passenger compartment in a bad enough crash. Subaru knows a thing or two about how they perform in worst case crashes from decades of rally cross experience!