I am less than a year from my lease ending on my 09 Forester so I have already been starting to think about what to replace it with. Now I have had 16 or so Subies and you might not know, I have also had close to the same amount of VW's over the years too. Yeah, I go through cars almost as often as skis. If I go new, I think it will be between the '10 Subaru Outback (since there is no Legacy wagon any more) and a '10 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagon.
+Room (70+ Cubic ft), but too big?
-Mileage, low 20's
-high center of gravity
-smaller sunroof than in previous generation
+Mileage, mid 40's
+Fun to drive
-Smaller, 66 cubic feet, too small?
-More temper mental in service, but 3 years inc.
Does it come down to AWD vs. Mileage? Thoughts on the topic? I thought I would ask here to get a more unbiased opinion, The VW and Subies sites are obviously biased.