Subaru Impreza (2006–2007)
Impreza got new Subaru 'face' seen on concept cars like the Tribeca, and also a new engine line-up. Entry level £16,200 2.0R got new 160PS 4-cam non turbo boxer engine giving 130mph and 0-60 in 8.5 seconds.
105PS 1.5 quad cam flat-four 4WD 1.5R Sports Wagon at very reasonable £12,495. Has dual range transfer box with high/low ratio, alloy wheels, climate control aircon, radio/cassette/CD player, front and rear electric windows, driver, passenger and side airbags. 105lb ft torque at 3,200rpm. 15" aloy wheels with 195/60 tyres. Two Isofix mountings in rear seat. 12 year no perforation warranty. Beats 1.6 versions of Fiat Sedici and Suzuki SX4 by virtue of low range box.