Subarus are known for their reliability. The AWD makes them a good choice for any terrain, yet the car will still get 30+ MPG. Much better than driving an AWD truck or SUV! Subaru is known for their boxer engine, which is famous for reliability. Obviously, it's too early to tell their long-term reliability, because this is only 2012. But based on Subaru's previous track records, it would be a great choice for a car.
Subaru Impreza and Legacy Outback Owner.