Originally Posted by BrysImpreza
Regardless of my concerns I still ordered a 2012 Sport Limited on Monday.
I also drove a Skyactiv 3 and a new AWD CX-5 touring.
The CX-5 was fantastic, but because it was so new and has such limited availability, the models were fully loaded demo cars, and they wanted MSRP+, so that was out.
The 3 was really nice, priced super well, but my job requires me to be there, even in 2 feet of snow, so with an open differential, even with snows, I didn't believe it would get me there.
So I take delivery in several weeks (no 5 doors ANYWHERE by me)
If you really need the travel in deep snow, the Impreza isn't a terrible good car for it due to a lack of ground clearance.