After what seemed like years looking for the right car, I bought the new 2014 Forester for my wife.
The Consumer Reports review tipped it for me.
We've had it about a month and a half now, with about 3500 miles.
All the things said about it are true - good gas mileage, comfortable seats, easy access, nice handling and great visability.
As reported, the ride is a little jittery, but it's nothing bothersome.
We took it around the Mountain Loop Highway out of Granite Falls, WA.
The highway has 25 miles of unpaved, often washer board road, and here the Forester shined.
It handled incredibly well and smoothed out the washer boards with a smooth controlled ride.
Can't wait for winter.
Safety - see the IIHS test
The ride could be a little better.
The CVT is a huge improvement, but could be a little smoother.
For a car that's advertised as dog friendly, dog hair tends to stick to the dash.