Had the base Outback about a month, so far it is a good car. The rear hatch started rattling after only 600 miles took it back to the dealer who fixed it. Compared to other brands this one seems pretty solid. I like the ride, it has plenty of hp, mileage is average just under 28.
Good HP, smooth ride, responsive for awd.
Plastic clutch rest is cheap/creaks, doors could be hung better (including rear hatch), spot mirrors standard would help with blind spots.