I like my new Outback 2.5i. The only problems I have had with it so far is a malfunctioning airbag system and mediocre (but EPA accurate) gas mileage (I'm getting between 23 and 24 mpg in mixed driving). I did average 31 mpg on a recent road trip to New York, though, which was impressive. People don't buy an Outback for its sportiness, but a little of that would have been nice. The cargo area is extremely useful.
I went to a friend's mountain cabin a month ago. I had to travel on a dirt road for about 2 miles to get there. The Outback felt very sure-footed all the way.
Improve accuracy of trip computer...it exaggerates the Outback's gas mileage by at least 2 mpg. Create more storage space for front seat passengers.