"Wanted a great replacement for my current daily driver, a 1997 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT. The 2005 is leagues ahead of the '97 in every measurable way. I chose the wagon body style for its utility and sleeper factor. What stands out about this car is can transform from docile mode of transportation to BEAST MODE in a heartbeat! And, can best the '97 in fuel mileage if driven sanely. I think it's a keeper! Obviously, it's a used car and it does have some blemishes. There are signs that this was not a pampered car. But there's enough left to create fun and lasting memories . Honestly, I haven't owned it long enough to report any mechanical issues, but so far it puts a smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel! "