This is my first Subaru and I am impressed. Excellent quality and fun to drive in the snow and rain. Sure-footed AWD and good traction make this a pleasure in foul weather. I highly recommend Subaru Forester as an alternative to higher priced gas guzzling SUV's.
Heated seats, heated mirrors, full time 4 wheel drive, decent gas mileage and power to pass.
A bigger engine would be nice. I've got my eye on a new 2006 model with turbo power!