The ride in this 2007 Forester is terrific, and apparently Subaru has made some minor changes that customers wanted: there's a holder for the iPod, for instance, and road noise is minimal. I've been driving small SUVs for about 10 years, and this is the best car yet--best handling, most comfortable,and best looking.
Handling is excellent, and the look is impressive. So far, the moonroof has withstood harsh Florida rains with no problem (no leaking).
The floor in the "way-back" is flimsy. I'd prefer a little less style and more function.