Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Western Wisconsin
Car: '03 Outback H6-3.0 Black Granite Pearl, base model with cold weather package and cloth seats.
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In my 2003, they DO fold down flat.
In about the middle of the passenger side rear seat, reach down into the crack between the bottoms and the backs, and find a pull strap. This strap will unlock the seat base, allowing it to tip forward.
(You must pretty much empty the foot wells first.)
Then, you can remove the head rests from the rear seats, and fold them forward, into the gap created by raising the base forward. They even rest on features on the bottom of the base part to prevent them from tipping forward under load.
It also helps if you roll up the seatbelts, and put the heads in the little pockets in the back of the seat, if your car has these. Much tidier.
Don't know if your year does this, but mine does. My wife's '95 Impreza wagon is the same way.