I have been a driver of VWs for a long time and picked up a Subaru Outlook for my daughter as her first car. I hang out in the TDI Club forum regularly for my old Jetta and new Passat. I had a great experience learning the ropes on those cars and I hope this place is a similar experience for the Outback. It is a 2008 2.5... a few minor things, but mostly seems in good shape. The power steering is a bit off, so from what I have seen I will take a look at the o-ring and see if that helps. I am hoping for a reliable vehicle that doesn't need much beyond routine maintenance for the next 2-6 years to get her through college without needing me to get pick her up because her car is broken down.