Just a tip. The stock rear wiper blade on my wife's 03 Forester was 15" long. The rubber on the blade was shot so I replaced it yesterday. After measuring and determining how high up on the rear window the 15" blade swept I realized that I could replace it with a 17" blade. Since "things" often inexplicably fail to work out for me I split the difference and bought a 16" blade. After installing the new 16" blade and turning the wiper on and seeing how high up on the window the blade swept, it turned out I was right. A 17" blade will work and reach just to the top of the window. The point of course being that you might as well use a 17" (or even 16") blade as it will clear off more of the window. BTW, I bought (at Walmart) a blade and frame combo that said Michelin on the package and is made by Pylon. Looks like a good unit. $5.67.