We just bought our first Subaru a couple of weeks ago. We wanted a small SUV and looked at Honda, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, and Chevy. We liked the Forester because they are fairly rare and thus unique here in South Florida. When we went to New Hampshire recently for our summer vacation, they were everywhere! I think this stuck in our mind and we definitely were swayed by this. I would like to hear from longtime Forester owners to see what is common to SF owners.