I recently bought a 2006 Legacy 2.5i wagon 5MT to be our family car (we just had a baby girl
). I love it. It's no powerhouse, but it drives nice, interior fit & finish is excellent, uses 87 octane, gets decent mileage, and insurance is fairly cheap. I was going to get a Legacy GT, but decided to just keep the 05 WRX as a fun car instead.