Since I am likely purchasing my Ascent through a broker I will not have a theoretical relationship with a dealership (this will also be my first Subaru). I was not pleased with some of my experiences of the Subaru sales force from two dealerships. This may have been just those individuals as compared to being representative of the entire dealership. There is also a difference between the sales and service departments; their incentives, their operations and management. All that being said, who will you have servicing your Ascent in the Denver/Lakewood area? Competence, trustworthy, great schedule management, great clear customer communication, great follow-up, advocacy with manufacturer when appropriate, loaner vehicles are all considerations.