Originally Posted by ans2k
if you just want to have fun shifting through the gear
I think you're onto to something. A drivers car is a car that's enjoyable to drive to people who enjoy driving.
I like to to drive. I've had all kinds of cars that I enjoyed driving. I like the Subaru because it's different. The boxer 4 sounds cooler, more unique, than any of it's competition's inline 4s. I like the gear whine in 1st and 2nd, sounds heavy duty, industrial, like a rally car. Others would think those traits make it unrefined. I like the longitudinal drivetrain layout, one of a kind in it's class. I wasn't attracted to the AWD for any practical reasons, but it sounded like fun when there's snow on the ground (dont tell my wife). It's going to be quite the driver's car this winter, hanging the back end out, 50-50 AWD style, kicking up snow rooster tails, as the envious Focus and Mazda3 drivers putz along, watching with envy. I'll still be hanging with them on the clover leafs next summer though.