I have actually owned a 1980 Subaru hatchback and a 2004 Legacy. I presently own a 2010 Mazda 3 hatchback sport 2.5 6spd. The car drives nice; but it eats rear tires, due to cupping. The negative camber cannot be adjusted out, in stock form. Powerwise, the car is ok. My Dodge Ram w/ Cummins(mild mod.) will eat it for lunch.
I'm thinking about getting a WRX to replace the Mazda. I wanted to see if people are having many problems with them.