I bought my Honda Accord new back in 1998 and tomorrow I'm picking up my new 2014 Subaru Forester. I must say I'm excited. For the first time in 30+ years, no more manual transmission. I'm tired of shifting. I would have looked at Honda again, because I was very happy after 240,000+ miles, but no dealers near me. My wife has a 97 Outback and that has held up well, so I went with Sub. I looked at Chevy & Ford, but they were either too expensive, or just didn't float my boat. One sad note...I'm 61 now and we keep our cars a long time. This could be the last car I ever own.