I love my Forester. I find some of these reviewers asking for things that are available if you are able/willing to pay for it. I searched many other cars and found that Subaru's AWD is by far the most reasonably priced. If you want a great stereo and lumbar support, don't go with the base. However, if you want decent payments on a reliable SUV, go for the base. It is a great vehicle that handles well, steering is responsive and I never feel as though my safety is compromised. I love my car.
Easy to find and reach controls, even when driving. Large middle storage compartment. Much taller cargo area than most SUV's, and all wagons. Adjustable height seatbelts. Very bright interior.