Greeting from Colorado big surprise my wife and I are currently looking into a Subaru outback. We were driving a Mitsubishi eclipse 03 convertible and a 01 Chevy silverado 1500. We haven't had a huge issue driving in the snow, awd is great but some of the main reason would be size. I really like the outback and forester. My first thought was that the forester was bigger? But I may have been wrong. One thing that I've found at least in Colorado is that there are a lot of used subArus on the Internet. We don't have a lot of money but I'd like to get us into something half way decent and work are way into something newer eventually. I work with a few Subaru lovers and they seem to have some general knowledge on the product, I can't say the same about toyota and Honda drivers. Are there any years that are easier or harder to work on? Are there certain model years to steer clear of? We need something bigger good on gas and some to get through the rockies. Any help would be great.