I would have to agree with you SeattleJeremy on the Celica rims on the red vibe. Original reason for the changeover was the original 16" rims took a beating back when we lived in MN from the salt and the finish had flaked pretty bad and corrosion had gotten up around the lip of the rims and one tire had developed a slow leak......I stumbled across those rims locally for a song and a dance about the same time I was replacing the tires on it, and made the TPMS switch. It gave it a "clean" but sportier look and I traded the old rims in for scrap value. Honestly, I am going to really miss those rims and that car. I never did like the OEM Vibe 16" style.
As for the forester, I also have that car on my radar Caretaker (along with VW, GMC, Hyundai, Kia....etc....we have every brand in Sioux Falls to look at) I am the type to always be looking at vehicles and have a pretty good idea of what I'd want to get. My wife on the other hand is opposite of me and doesn't enjoy "browsing cars" until it is necessary. Needless to say, we have a date planned for all day Saturday.
Plenty of the dealers offer snack bars, pop, cookies, popcorn...etc, so I may even get her something for lunch.
If she wanted a direct replacement, no doubt I'd be taking her to test drive a crosstrek, however with the increase in size....it's a whole new ball game. May god be on my side this weekend!