I chose this car originally because it has the bulletproof EJ22 engine with a 5-speed and great snow/off-road capability, as well as lots of space. Gas mileage wasn't stellar before I learned to hypermile, and now it's just decent. After 9 years of fender benders and road salt, it's not so pretty anymore, but it keeps going strong.
Upper and lower grille blocks
GC 0W30 oil, filled midway between "L" and "F"
Tires @ 44 psi
Floormats and cargo area mats/trays removed
"HYPERMILING Please Pass" bumper sticker :^)