I could not afford a car when I first drove a Subaru.
1. 600cc Subaru city car, blue
2. Justy, tan
3. GL wagon, maroon
4. My current Impreza. This is the Subaru I actually bought. Sometimes I regret it. The Impreza is a terrific car but I could have bought a Corolla or Civic and saved lots of money - though not had all the fun either, so it's a trade.
Sometimes when someone posts questions about whether to buy an Inpreza I will answer "no" and am being sincere. Choices.