Re: 1st subie!!!
Welcome from another Virginia'n. Enjoy your new XV, I know I have since I got it, and average 1000 miles a month. Break it in as per the manual, and don't worry if your gas milage sucks for the first 1000 miles or so. It will get better.
As far as Subi's go, this is my third and my wife is on her third. Have found them to be (as far as ours) trouble free and reliable in all weather. Just give em proper maintiance and care and they'll give you good service.