I didn't see a "new members" section for Gen 3 owners, so I thought I'd announce my thanks for everyone's contributions here really quick. I made it to about page 25 of the 3rd Gen forum researching my purchase, and really appreciate all the input and information that is found here.
I purchased an '07 Outback 2.5i yesterday, 49k miles, and am looking forward to getting to know it better. I've been a member of a forum on every vehicle I've owned in the last 10 years, and it has been invaluable in helping me know how to best take care of it. I probably won't be a very prolific poster, but I'll be cruising around looking for answers every chance I get, and I'll pitch in my $.02 where I can.
So thanks again for all your help!