I bought the car new and 12 year later it's still going strong with 212,000 miles. I kept up oil changes and all scheduled maintenance. Very reliable and can go anywhere. It's just started to have some problems - the ABS light is on and needs sensors replaced. I'm currently in the process of buying a used Subaru Forester with 90,000. I love Subaru reliability and can say with confidence that I will also have one.
Control and ability to go in bad weather. I live on a steep hill. Lots of 4 wheel drive trucks can't get up the hill when it's snowy and icy. My Subaru has never failed to get me home.