Hi everyone, i am just formally introducing myself - picked up new Forester Ltd w/Media pkg - Pearl White in late february - I am very thrilled with the new ride (which is suppose to be the wife's car), but i have driven it more than her (about 2,000 of 2,200 km - lots of driving in three weeks without leaving the city..). My wife says she can't understand my obsession with the Forester, given that my ride is a 2008 BMW335i . But i think it's the perfect companion to the RWD 335i. While the 335i is a very exciting ride, the Forester is a different kind of thrill and excitement - it serves a different purpose, it's the main "work-horse", the practical car, the car for just relaxed driving especially in inclement weather. I like all the various storage configarations - there is never anywhere to rest anything in the 335. The Forester replaces my wife's 2008 Toyota Matrix AWD. In part because the car is new i guess, i seem to find every opportunity to drive the Forester - neither i nor my wife remember me being so excited about the Matrix - she jokingly says that perhaps i need to replace the 335i with a Forester XT so that i can be doubly thrilled - lol. By the way dealer installed options include roof spoiler, wheel arch mouldings, body side moulding, hood deflector, remote start and auto dimmimg interior mirrors....i will post pics when i can after 15 posts and once i put on my summer wheels. Glad to join the subaru team!