I bought a 2006 base a few months ago and it is my first all wheel drive vehicle that I've owned. As someone who's driven everything from rx7's to 5 ton trucks I have to say I am very impressed with the perfomance and build quality. Other than an oil change and a new set of rotors there hasn't been much work I have had a chance to do yet. I did install a relay with LED bulbs in the fogs to act as daytime running lights. So far the only bad thing about owning one of these is everybody thinks you're driving slow. I've had so many near misses that I insalled a dashcam for when something finally happens. If anybody needs advice on how to install bluetooth or a dashcam let me know.