This is more of an observation than anything else. Lots of people, including myself, are unhappy with the remote range of subaru's. I've owned quite a few and in order to lock or unlock all previous subaru's I've owned you need to be fairly close. It depended on the car but it was anywhere from right next to the door to maybe 50 max. My Forester is like this. Last night my wife and I were on the fourth floor of a hotel and I could see our B9 way off in the distance. I'm not exactly sure how far but it was a good ways. For the heck of it I hit the lock and to my surprise the lights flashed. I tired it a few times just to be sure I wasn't seeing things. I don't know what they did differently on the B9 but it works very nicely. Best I've seen in a subaru or any other car I've driven for that matter.