Glad to to be the source of a hot topic.
I am over the fact that the car does not autolock, it will just take a little getting used to.
However I learned that what I thought is necessary and the majority (locking cars while in drive) is actually the minority in real life. Learn something new everyday.
Door locks are definitely a security feature, not a safety feature. If it comes down to someone needing to rescue you from your car, it would most likely mean the vehicle is in bad shape, thus rendering the difference of a locked car vs an unlocked car useless. Unless Subaru uses NASA indestructible glass on their windows.
I assume everything invented has their purpose in life, although a lock might prove that theory wrong.
Thanks for those that responded with the fact that remote engine start does not include auto-lock feature, saved me some money.
My friend who works as a tech at BMW told me most cars with an alarm system will have the auto-lock feature. He was surprised that the Forester does not even though it has an alarm system. I am going to put the alarm to use tonight and see if it actually works.