Pros: They pretty much come fully loaded.
Cons: Even though they come fully loaded, A/C was an additonal luxury item. Small back seat.
First off, a lot of people have complaints about the XT making a lot of valve & lifter noise. The number 1 problem with that is that the oil pump is made of aluminum. (new oil pumps are metal) As your Subaru goes on in mileage the oil pump wears out and does not supply the lifters with enough oil to pump up. Your oil pressure gauge may tell you the pressure is good BUT, the sending unit is attatched to the oil pump! It can not detect the lost of oil volume. So change the oil pump and that will fix your problem.
The Subaru XT has a square but space age look, the cockpit looks as if it came out of a video game. Its a very uniqe car. They even have a good saftey rating! 4* Dr. 5* pass.