I compared this to the RAV4 and CRV.
RAV4 was quickly excluded because of
its poor performance in crash tests
and because side airbags are not
available. The CRV lost because the 03
Forester is far more fun to drive.
Also the Forester's really huge
moonroof/sunroof was a big selling
Huge moonroof/sunroof. Auto dimming
mirror with compass. All wheel drive.
It would be nice to have headlights
which turn on/off automatically based
on ambient light. The 6 disc CD
changer would be better if it was able
to read the title/track names from CDs.