No SWAG as you put it for me. I bought the 2013 because it almost seemed like the only game in town for my needs. Those were getting a decent size passenger car that could do some of what my pickups and truck-based SUV did.While I am waiting for a buyer of my truck, I have been researching my options for a new vehicle. The 2014 Forester not only looks like a possible option, I cant help but think that the NA 2.0 will replace the 2.5i and the 2.0T to replace the 3.6r.
Do you think buying a 2013 Outback would be a mistake? Is the 2.0 the new and better option of engines? I don't know enough about the 2.5i and 3.6r to know if they have run their course and on the way out or are 2.5i and 3.6r Subaru's version of the Chevy 350 that will be around for another 10+ years?
I understand that most people will not know for sure so I am open to speculation and SWAG's (systematic wild a$$ Guess).
If it's about now or in next few months the Outback is available, proven, and I'm not missing what it replaced. I will just carry on with renting when I need something more specialized for my work. I love driving a car instead of the pickups or SUV I had and it doesn't cost much when I need to rent a trailer or vehicle.