I have a new car, and for all that I considered, and considered, and considered, I'm so glad to have it.
It's another Subaru Forester, with pretty much the same trim level as I had before. And because of that, I thought it would be pretty much the same . . and it isn't. Things have changed in the past twelve years. Including many more functions, and a bigger screen, and a few more inches.
My favorite thing: the headlights. The headlight covers on my old car were ready to be replaced, they were getting discolored. Now I can see clearly again. The headlights rotate when I turn, giving me a wider angle of light. And they turn on automatically at dusk. Start out on high beams but dim when a car approaches, go back to high beams afterwards.
Now I have an appreciation of why chip shortages are such a big deal.
My old Forester is now at my daughter's house, being fixed up to be ready for my grandson's approaching sixteenth birthday. He is a little dismayed at the lack of pick-up but his mom is telling him that this is a good thing. He does appreciate the hatch with the liner for sport and music equipment. And he was very relieved that there is an aux connection for his phone's music.