It's a great all-around vehicle that makes me feel comfortable when driving in inclement weather.
I've really enjoyed my Subaru Forester, despite a few minor problems. Within the first year of purchasing my new car, my transmission started jerking. I'm not sure exactly what was going on, but it was covered under warranty, which was great. I haven't had a problem yet. Now, I have about 100,000 miles on the car and I've had only minor issues such as replacing the air compressor to revive the AC and replacing a spark plug to prevent an overheating issue. I am currently in need of some new brakes, which I plan to invest in within the next few months. I lived in the mountains of Colorado for most of the time I owned the car, and it was great in snow, in conjunction with good snow tires. I felt very safe driving the car in snowy conditions. I'm hoping I can make the car last another 100,000 miles without major repairs. I will say that the oil is always low - a known issue with subarus is that they eat a lot of oil. I've been successful with keeping an eye on the oil level and adding oil in between changes when necessary.