I purchased the 2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport in April, 2001. It was rated a great mileage, has a good look, and a very roomy interior. People over 6' are amazed at the headroom. I've hauled 3 weeks of camping equipment, 20 Banker's boxes, and assorted small items of furniture (at different times) and was able to see out all windows and even have passengers! Yes, it is small by today's oversized SUVs standards but this car is perfect for me and my needs. I'm still getting 28-29mpg on the highway. Repairs have been minimal and I try to do regular maintenance. Exterior is in good condition - paint and body have held up with no rust.