I'm new to the forum, and I thought this might be a good place to start before I even head to a dealer. My '01 Legacy was recently written off in an mva (head on high speed vs a Dodge Ram heavy duty--thank you Suby safety!). I now have an '01 Forester that I'm not super happy with. I'm looking to replace with an impreza-does anyone out there have an 08-10 hatchback and kids/dogs? I don't want a "mom" car/suv like a Tribeca or Forester, but I'm not sure if the impreza is too small for my 2 dogs in the back! (I have a lab and a golden retriever). Any thoughts? I know I can go to a dealer and check it out, but I'd love to hear what other owners actually think rather than a sales person!