I like it. But then again, I do like Subarus quite a bit. I was considering a Legacy gt or 9-2x before the 9-5. To me, Subarus are the Saabs of Japan.... They're more distinct than Hondas and Toyotas and they have their little quirks such as the hood scoop and awd. If I had the money, I'd buy it .
Saw a new A4 2.0T just couple of nights ago. It was parked curbside. I almost walked right by it had I not saw the four rings. Otherwise the body is bland looking, almost Japanese in character (or lack of ....). I could have easily mistaken it for the new Jetta or Passat. Totally lost the 2nd-gen A4's bauhaus design elements. In fact I found the A3 wagon much more interesting from a design stance.