Yeah, actually today I had some coffee in the car and put the empty cup into the holder and it easily would flop around -- so, not tall enough to handle taller bottles or cups.
As for the lag -- yeah... exactly like the forester xt. You feel power quickly! I've managed to now get 190 miles in since last night... working hard at getting to that 1k mile mark (however, most likely when I hit 940 miles, I'll just surrender and test the turbo...)
I ran over a road last night that was notorious for reminding me why I hated the bushings in the front end on my '04 -- it would jerk the wheel around... didn't budge a centimeter on the '06.
I parked the car outside of work on top of the parking garage so I can look out our windows and peak at it once in a while -- she looks lonely out there by herself... hehe