This is my third Subaru, my first two being Imprezas that I loved. I needed something with more cargo room, so why not an Impreza-based SUV? I was originally looking for an Outback Sport but drove the Forester and fell in love. She's comfortable, full of features, relatively fast, gets great mileage (for an SUV) and actually FUN to drive.
Auto climate controls, and the GIANT sunroof.
Put an AUX input on the factory stereo, and the manual transmission could use some tweaking-it is temperamental in traffic.