This is the Third Subaru We have purchased. I use a 2006 Forester for commuting. We have had the 2010 for about three weeks now and have put on some 1000 miles. We have come up with the following improvements with the new Forester; Much smoother ride, much quieter cabin, very comfortable seats, More leg room, rear seats are much more comfortable with more leg room especially with the reclining feature. when exiting the vehicle, you don't have to climb up out of it like the older versions. We found we didn't like lack of snappy response the older models had, no temp gauge, and less interior storage. That said, we have found the Forester to be a much better vehicle than the last version.
Quiet Cabin, More Leg room in Rear for Passengers, Smoother Ride
More cabin storage, Weatherband on radio, Cup holders that work with cups with handles, Temperature gauge not an idiot light.