Just bought my 98 Outback a few weeks ago and already love the car. This is my first Subi that I have ever owned. I was hit by a drunk driver almost two months ago and had to get something that I could afford. It's not the best looking thing in the world, with the clear coat peeling off the hood and roof. It was owned by a little old lady that put five thousand miles on it in the last two years. I wanted something that would get me though the snow and better on gas than my Grand Cherokee. Thats pretty much about why I bought my car. I'm happy and so are my kids. Now I just have to leave it alone and not modify it.