"Style-wise, I love the look of the car. It's one of the main reason I purchased it. Unfortunately, it seems that Subaru made some poor mechanical design decisions for both the normally-aspirated and turbo versions of the EJ25 motor found between 2008-2013. The car had just under 100k miles when I bought it used in a private purchase and even though I did a thorough lookover of the car, I did not catch an issue with the motor called "rod knock" or a spun rod bearing. This is a common problem with Subaru's due to a poor design in oil distribution to the crankshaft and rods. If the motor isn't changed regularly, sludge build-up can block the oil channels and prevent the rod and crank bearings from getting adequate lubrication leading to bearing failure and a knocking sound from excessive play. I've owned the car a month and a half and have not been able to enjoy it because I need to replace the motor which isn't cheap. Subaru motors, especially the EJ25, go for premium prices even used with high miles. So if you are in the market for a Subaru, make sure to have a mechanic lookover the car fully and make sure the motor was properly serviced. If the car doesn't have service records, be extremely wary. I've been wrenching on VW's and Toyota's for over 30 years so while I'm no licensed mechanic, I know my way around cars and I still missed this. Major learning experience. "