I'm been desperately trying to sell the wife on a Forester (or even an Outback but chances of that are slim) but she wants nothing to do with it. She wants a Santa Fe which I hate largely because I cannot get a manual transmission in it. (awd version) Looking at the stats the Santa Fe tops the Forester in most categories which doesn't help me at all. Any know anything about the Santa Fe that makes it such a poor suv? We keep cars for a long time (10 years) so resale value isn't a big deal.