Have completed 14 months / 17,000 miles in my H4/5spd Outback. Absolutely zero problems. A delightful car to drive. This is primarily my commuter car, but we occasionally press it into family service for weekend trips, especially for winter driving. I would recommend the Outback to anyone considering this type of vehicle. Glad I ditched my SUV!
All-wheel drive, 5spd, overall fit and finish are good. Reliablility has been excellent. A great value, and a fun car.
Overall, the H4 has proved more than adequate in power, however I would like if the H6 was available as an option with Base models/ manual transmission.