Great comfort and reliability!
One of the main reasons we bought a Forester was the height off the road. It's tall enough that I don't have problems getting in and out (I have bad knees, and low cars are difficult for me), and not so tall that I need assistance to get in. Subaru is a very safe car, and that was important also. We got leather seats, which I find to be extremely comfortable, far superior to cloth seats. I love how it drives, hugs the road ... we don't get much snow and ice here, but when we get a little, we can drive through it without special tires or chains. We've had our vehicle for over five years now, and it's only been in for routine maintenance. The only problem we've ever had with it was the indicator that lets you know when your tires are low on air. For a time, it would alert when there wasn't a problem, but the mechanic finally got the switch fixed for us. As problems go, that was pretty minor. I'd highly recommend a Subaru Forester. We most likely will replace this one with another (new model).