I am seriously looking at a 1998 Outback, but it is an automatic. I can't find the Outback I would really like in a manual (color, features, price). I understand that each transmission type is mated to a Subaru of different AWD system types. Can anyone guide me as to which way is better? I have heard that AWD with the auto trans is a great setup, but that Subaru auto trans are not the best built. I also understand they make good manual trans, but the AWD system is simple, but not as efficient. Now, all these are what sound more like rumors, so I need help from some Subaru experts as to whether the Subaru with the auto trans I am looking at would be worth getting.