Subaru doesn’t make pretty, not sure why. The closest thing to pretty was the SVX.
The 08/09 does need few tweaks, most importantly taillight tints and of course like many cars the stock rims are boring or busy if you opt for the BBS rims. An inch or so lower with some window tint and it’s not bad. It’s a hatch though and no matter what you do it’s just not going to look as good as a coupe will. You are looking at function over form so what would you expect (Subaru does need to steal like 5 or so Audi designers)?
I do have to say that while I like the 1 series it’s no beauty queen either.
Now just image some Advan RS's, an inch lower, tint and a moderate front lip
You can even get halos, which I intend to do: