We did it—we pulled the trigger on an '09 Suzuki SX4 AWD with a 5-speed! That now makes two subcompacts in the driveway. Vancouver Suzuki (Vancouver, WA) gave us an excellent deal on the car; one we couldn't refuse. This was a dealer that wanted to sell some cars!
Anyway, we hope we enjoy it for a long time, and that it's a solid, reliable vehicle. I can't wait to get it up into the snow!