I have had my Forester for more than one year now. This is my first AT after 40 years on the road. It has been very dependable and is fun to drive. I have an aging mother who needs a walker, and the Forester accommodates it easily. Also, it is easier for her to enter than my previous car. I have had to drive in some severe weather, and the AT has proved easier to handle than I expected.
Reliability, view of the road, "zip," tight turning.
Improve paint quality; bird poop should not wreck the paint. All my previous cars had much more resistant paint jobs. Also, back hatch should open separately.