Overall buying experience was good, however I feel the new Subaru Forester interior design is missing the "Love". I find the rear cargo compartment light really cheap and poorly positioned to the side versus overhead for effectively lighting the area. The mid dash screen display can show you about 10 different ways of how great your gas mileage is rather then adding features/options in the display/software that are more helpful, like a navigational compass indicator of N, S E, or W on display (Why do I have to upgrade to the upgraded mirror) which can be very helpful when driving in unknown areas or when not having a GPS, yet we do have 8 different slots to place a cup or water bottle! Where's the Weather radio button? My old Outback had one and it was great. I don't get it...Subaru markets the vehicle as a go anywhere vehicle, yet is missing the elements which make the consumer feel that it is the outdoor rugged type of car.
How about adding a trash receptacle within the design? The moon roof size is great, yet when opened during travel the wind noise is distracting, don't you think making the moon roof wind shield a standard item a good idea. That's adding Love, not the obvious nickel and diming the consumer for accessories. Also I experience a hesitation of forward propulsion in the transmission when going from reverse to drive, a strange sensation, yet most likely part of the new designed transmission which gives a nice smooth ride. I am happy with my new 2014 Forester, however I feel the missing "Love" mostly on interior / human interaction elements that could make it great.