2011 Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab Long Box
Agreed.Outback XT is NOT a good first car. The turbo engine is not for beginners unless they plan on researching AND taking care of it.
Requires premium fuel. Regular will cause issues.
Needs synthetic oil and diligent oil changes. Not forgiving of neglect.
Potential for lots of repairs.
If you want a relatively quick one around that age that is probably much more reliable, look for an H6 (3.0R). The H6 engine for 05-09 makes 245 HP and 215 lb ft of torque (as opposed to 243 HP and 241 lb-ft of torque in the XT). Not as quick as the XT but pretty comparable at highway speeds and definitely no slouch! Also only available with an automatic transmission, as opposed to being able to get an XT with a manual or an auto. The H6 engine is very, very bulletproof.