I rented an Outback when I was working in Idaho last winter, and I really liked the way it handled. I needed a new car because my brother's old Honda was getting to be too old. And I just wanted something new. In fact, I test drove a 2004 Outback, but the dealer had a 2001 Outback LL Bean edition with a larger engine and lots of extras for the same price as the new 2004. I'm sure I paid too much 'cause I bought it immediately and I didn't know whether they would even deal on a used car, but I've never regretted buying it. I own a 1984 Porsche 944 that I didn't even drive last summer because I was still in love with my Subaru Outback. I drive a lot for work, and I'm very happy with this car.
Heated seats, the extra space inside, and the ability to carry my kayak on top.