"I learned to drive on this car -- had 190K on it when we finally let it go. Had a lot of quirks; everything electronic went to pieces (had to hit at least 50 mph to get one of the power windows to go up) but yet it was like the energizer bunny. I heard it's the weakest of all Subaru models, so I'd happily take any others they make! Great gas mileage (about 30 mpg anywhere), great visibilty, basic design but really good & comfortable, moved with it; amazing what I could haul!. GREAT beginner car!"