Well, we have finally found a replacement for the Vibe. After analyzing, reanalyzing, analyzing some more.....debating left, right, wrong...etc on color, a decision was finally made by my wife. They should have our Abyss Blue Pearl Subaru Outback 2.5i ready to take home tomorrow. To my wife, this vehicle felt the most like her Vibe, just longer. I had an appreciation for the Forester, however she liked the smoother ride of the outback. Regardless, we are a family that keeps our cars for a LONG time, and the fact she maybe puts on at most 10,000 miles a year (including family trips), it should be a car that hopefully gives us a LOT of trouble free years.
I appreciate all the feedback, other than the Vibe which had a tie to Toyota, I've never owned a car initially based out of the asia-pacific. I'm most intrigued by the 2.5i boxer engine and will be reading more in-depth on it.
Well, gotta run for church.....they are planning to induct me into "sainthood" today for having patience throughout this entire process!
I'll pop back with a picture of it, and initial thoughts.