do you got a subaru now?
I would let him test a new big Ascent,
a current outback with both the 2.5 and the last 3.6,
and a Forester. (new redesigned better then ever 2019 forester, is coming in the fall).
the Ascent seats should find their way into the new 2019 forester, and next year's 2020 outback.
things I would skip: 2010- 2015 models on lots. (CVT transmission problems)....and 2015s glut lots,...find a 2016 - present if looking for slightly used.
what I would never do. try to make a classic christmas time car advertisement about buying someone a vehicle as a surprise gift.
all cars sit different. very easy to get one that makes you mad to even sit in it. ...or it makes you mad after 40 minutes, as you find the seat sucks after a while. (current foresters have narrow hard seats like a old impreza)..
If he has been a pickup guy for a while, he may want something a bit bigger and find a Subaru too much of a girlie car. I know that to be the case with my son. He went from a Colorado to a Tahoe.That's actually a great suggestion, I am going to let him test a Subaru to know if he likes it, But I am hoping he does.
Yes, he has been a pickup guy.If he has been a pickup guy for a while, he may want something a bit bigger and find a Subaru too much of a girlie car. I know that to be the case with my son. He went from a Colorado to a Tahoe.
Safety course then try them all until she finds one she likes and is capable of using. Took my wife about a dozen different 9's until she found one that felt comfortable to shoot and she could actually rack the slide.....same with cars.Kind of funny, but on another forum I belong to, we often get the question, "I want to surprise my wife/girlfriend with her own handgun. What would be best?" Answer is usually, "Send her to a safety course, then let her decide what one she wants."
Even if my wife knew the exact Subaru I wanted, if she picked the wrong color...forget it!