Absolute joy to drive! Plenty of power
(any more and I'd be in trouble) and
handles and drives so much better than
my Explorer. Interior room was a
concern, but so far I haven't missed it.
I just returned from a 1500 mile
roadtrip with mountains, interstates,
and some snow, and the car handled it
all better than anything I've ever
driven. I considered the Forester, but I
just liked the sportier feel (and lower
price) of the OBS.
AWD confidence, smooth predictable
handling, not too mushy and not too
stiff. More power than most cars in this
class w/o having to go to turbo and
premium gas (ie. VW Jetta). Very
versatile as long as you don't have to
carry many passangers.
I added window tinting, which gives it a
more sporty appearence. A moon-roof
option would be nice. Warning: Short
roof line may limit top rack-mounting
options that interfere with liftgate.
Just barely enough room for bikes, an
extra 3 inches would be nice. Needs