I live in Oklahoma and have considered the new Forester. I inquired Subaru for a list of Subaru dealerships in Oklahoma. There are two (2) in the entire state. One is in Norman and the other in Tulsa--100 miles apart. No others, zip. So then I checked the number of dealerships in Kansas and Nebraska and find the same thing, one or maybe two per state. Subaru does not seem to be interested in selling vehicles in the central southern US and that is a shame. Dealer service is important to me and many others. What a shame that Subaru has actually reduced dealerships in Oklahoma (there used to be one in Shawnee but not now.) So if driving through these states and your Subara has a problem good luck as the nearest dealership may be more than a hundred miles away---an expensive tow in. So I have to rule out the new Forester and any other Subaru as they seem to only want to sell cars in snow country. What a shame, they are fine vehicles. Guess I will have to go with the CRV, Honda has adequate dealerships almost anywhere.