Subaru wasn't even on my radar...
When I started car shopping for a small SUV, the Forester wasn't even on my radar. My husband actually suggested we go check one out, and I went in with the mindset that I'd test drive one to eliminate it from my list (I'd already picked out another SUV but he wasn't sold on it). I hopped in an older Forester and loved the way it drove, but wasn't in love with the body and interior. Due to COVID, the stock was limited, but I was able to find a 2021 Forester that was in my price range. After another quick test drive, we decided to drive it home. It's been about 6 months and I have never loved a vehicle as much as I love this Forester.
It handles so well in rain & snow. It drives like a dream. Lots of safety features, plenty of space... I just LOVE this car!