I bought my Outback because it met my needs, and I really liked the way it felt and drove when I took a demo ride. I liked my OB well enough that when my Honda CRV died in a crash I bought another Subaru, an Impreza, as my second car. I was totally unaware at the time that there are such strong stereotypes about Outback drivers in particular and wonder where these started from. The two in particular that I have heard are that Outbacks are "lesbian cars", and that Outbacks are driven only by "old" folks. My wife teases me when we drive and approach another OB, and it does seem pretty common that the driver is a senior citizen (as I am myself), but I can't figure out where the first stereotype comes from. I do get a good laugh about this.