First time poster

I was looking at buying a low end 2008 suby to start off with, my insurance is bad enough as it is.

Is the 1.5RC missing any features compared to the other models such as 2.0 RC/2.0D/RX? I.e. is the transmission/drivetrain inferior?

How does the manual LSD fair compared to automatic AWD?

My main reason for buying is to get something that copes with the snow and rain a bit better than FWD hatch for a few years before I'm in a better position to go for WRX etc.