The Forester is a very well built car. It's very well designed, inside and out. It runs very smoothly and quietly even with 100k+ miles. Very good sound reduction inside the vehicle. Handles great, feels very solid. Neat gadgets like heated outside mirrors, windshield wipers, and rear quarter windows.
Dozens of storage compartments in every part of the vehicle. All Wheel Drive. High quality all around. Heated leather seats, heated side mirrors, heated windshield wipers, heated rear quarter windows. VERY quiet when driving. I should have bought a Subaru sooner.
A bit more horsepower would be nice, but it has plenty for what it is. Seats can get a bit uncomfortable on long rides. Rear leg room.