If you are looking for a practical, dependable, and overall fun car to drive the Forester is it. I wouldn't trade this car for a large SUV, because it does everything and more that the competition can, (and you won't go broke in the process). The premium package is worth the extra money. I'm glad I upgraded, the MP3 jack is great, and so is the climate control and heated seats.
AWD (the all wheel drive) is by far the best part about this car. Rain and snow are no match for this little tank. And you don't have to worry about it, it's always there working for you.
My only suggestion is to provide a dark interior for all of the colors. Right now you can only get gray and black with dark interior. Not so great.