In my experience, in So Cal, if it isn't a "something-63" or "M-something" it isn't worth a second look to most people. People with their noses straight up in the air couldn't care less about a Subaru, especially one with a stupid giant wing in the back. Ewww! Gross!
I was complimented by a young guy driving an older EVO, which caught me off guard. He wasn't a dick and simply said, "Nice car man, how you like it?"
There's hope for the world still.