It's exciting to find a forum just for Forester owners. I didn't like the look of them much when they first came out. Thought they were kinda boxy. Then I got a chance a few years ago to buy a 98 cheap that was in need of a motor. ALways loved working on Subarus. Didn't take but a couple weeks of driving and I was hooked. I'm on my second one now. 2001 L-model. Slowly working on a full S conversion. Planning to drop an inch, go full-on HID, and paint the trim to match the body. Not sure what else. Maybe a 4-cam swap, possibly with a WRX 6-speed.