History: I owned my Accord for 16 years, it had 249,000 miles on it and the head gasket was going. We keep our cars a long time. My wife’s Outback is a 1997. I wanted bigger, higher and after 30+ years of shifting, an automatic. I was just tired of shifting. I shopped around, looked at Ford, Chevy and Subaru, which are the closest dealerships to where we live out in the boonies. I got a good deal on a 2014 Forester with 8 miles on it. The Forester I test drove and the one I bought seemed to be a difference of night and day between the ride, handling etc. It just drove me nuts and drove like a big truck. I felt every pothole, bump etc. Saturday, I traded it in with 840 miles and bought an Outback with 7 miles on it and I love it so far. The ride is better, smoother and the interior controls are so much more intuitive then the high-tech video display with 10 menus and 30 sub menus on the Forester. I took about a $500 hit on the Forester and the Outback was $2,500 more, but after 3 days, I am so much happier. Knowing how long we keep cars, it could be the last car I ever own. The nephews might inherit it.