I have had my Forester for 3 months now. I love it; didn't think I would as much as I do since I changed over from a BMW. It drives a lot like a sedan, and it's sure-footed and reliable. The customer service has been great as well. The seats are comfortable and the road visibility is good. The rear seats are even more comfortable, and the giant moonroof is awesome. I also like the sports mode and the ability to manually shift gears - very useful for me and for saving on the brakes when going downhill. And the price? What a great value.
moonroof, storage, AWD, reclining back seats, shifting, backup sensors
more gears (for smoother transitions/better gas mileage); figure out how to dampen the various rattling sounds in the cabin; possibly upgrade the interior so that it's not so low-grade plasticky?