I forgot these existed and how much I like them. Those blue-gray and teal colors are gorgeous. My buddy had a silver one that he sold after getting his Forester, and that was such a nice vehicle for an 06. I'm probably gonna get the Legacy though, FWD is cool but AWD turbo is cooler. What does Oppo think? AWD vs. FWD doesn't bother me. Both could be had in configurations that had manuals and made 200+ hp.
To be honest, I love Subaru and Mazda both. I would love to have both of these cars in my driveway at some point.