Went car shopping with a friend this weekend. He had his mind made up that a Subaru Crosstrek should be his next vehicle. He was trading in a perfectly nice 2010 VW Jetta that has been a bit of a problem child.
Anyhow, we both left the Subi dealer scratching our heads. What do folks see in them? The interiors on pretty much all their cars scream cheap, the Crosstreck was noisy and underpowered, if GM put it's interior in a panel Van the folks here on GMI would think GM's doomed. You can get a decent manual with the Crosstrek, but you're limited to a lousy CVT if you want an automatic. Aside from AWD, nice styling, and a decent ride, neither one of us found any one single great thing about it. Add the fact its pricier than most of the competition. Needless to say my friend left without a Crosstrek.
All in all not impressed. The Legacy is a nice car and the STi is neat, but other than that I can't see what's great about them.