I got SOA Blog to state that they love the puddle lights as much as I do, yet they're not standard. Bottom line price dictates what becomes standard.
2012 Impreza Base model did not come with Bluetooth althought every other trim did, but 2013 Base model does come with Bluetooth. You would think from the get-go it would've been easier to just manufacturer ALL of the Impezas to have Bluetooth, right? Also Base Impreza does not get paint-matched side mirrors. Why? Bean counters figured that NOT added this would keep the new Impreza at a desirable price.
USDM BRZ doesn't come with $200 plastic under panels and $100 exhaust tips like the EDM and JDM BRZ do. Would it REALLY have killed them to just include them?
We're assuming that 2014 Forester will feature EyeSight, so that side-mirror system is most likely integrated somehow.