We did all the research, and all the test drives. We made our best deal and received our best financing. We placed our order and waited just over 8 weeks for delivery, just like everyone else. . Our dealer was excellent and kept us in the loop during the wait. We have had our ascent touring for @ 6 weeks, and have made it past our first oil change. We have had no issues, no squeaks, no rattles, no damage, everything works.There is very little highway noise, it is a very smooth ride. We are getting great gas milage (20+) on regular gas. We have been surprised by the amount of power, and the ease of assimilation to the technology. We love this car and in fact love it more everyday we drive it. The seats are very comfortable, and there is plenty of room. We get lots of questions from folks who see the Ascent parked, and are mostly amazed by its size. We do not have buyers remorse, and strongly feel that this is the finest car in the mid size SUV class. We are even more in love with our first Subaru now, than the day we drove it off the showroom floor. Just last week we noticed, for the first time, interior lighting in the car that is so subtle and so cool that we couldn't believe we just noticed it..AC works/ Heat works/ remote start works/ radio is fantastic.... Great Car..No problems...no regrets..whats not to love!