Have had this car for 6+ years. It's been as comfortable, reliable vehicle for both my wife and myself. Very pleasant to drive both in-town and on the highway. We no longer need a second car, but we're keeping our newer Subaru. Maintenance and repairs have been good for an older vehicle. If looked after, it should last for several more years as Subarus often go 300 K to 400 K. There really are good reasons that Subarus cost a bit more.