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I picked up my beautiful 2001 outback wagon L L bean edition today. Now I have a big to do list in this order:
Oil change
Front brake rotors
Transmission fluid change
Tires
Speakers
Roof basket And roof mounted aux lights
Suspension (what parts exactly I must decide)
Skid plates
Trailer hitch
Who knows what else

Will upload pics later can't do it from phone
 

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Meh.
I has wagons.
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Howdy.

Lots of stuff you listed is in our DIY forum.
 

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In for the pics.!

Little words of wisdom,do the oil change and trans change at the same time. Saves a lot of time. Do the brakes when you do the tires, as you'll have the rims off anyway. Small things like that add up!
 

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Serpentine belt tensioner/idler pulley bearings fail relatively early on these.
definitley triple check these and watch them like a hawk if you don't decide to change them.

look for foam/bubbles in the power steering fluid. leaky o-ring at suction hose connector on top of the pump is very common. Also, use a turkey baster with a hose to swap out some of the PS fluid (uses ATF fluid)

check for 'wetness'/oil on the fluid-filled bushing at the rear of the front transverse link.(I just learned about this recently)

lift the boots on the rear struts and feel for oil.

10/11 year old car - I'd consider front and rear diff oil change too.

how many miles since the plugs were changed? (that is a fun project...not)
 
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