Been a Forester owner for about 3 months. Its an 02 with 247,000 miles and I bought it to use on a rural mail route. I don't need to tell you it's an unbelievable car on the snow, slush and gravel. General maintenance and upkeep also seems really easy. For anyone that doesn't know where Bricelyn is, it's 20 miles west of Albert Lea. I found out about the site on the Forester Forum. Hello, and I'm looking forward to picking your brains.