owned '97, '05 outbacks. 2011 version much improved in interior space, comfort seating and ergonomics. 3.6 engine is needed for highway; gas mileage much better than listed. Can't throw the new car around like the older models, miss the weather band radio and engine block heater. Back-up video takes time to get used to but worth it;
ohc cam six is a gem, quiet, responsive, predictable and smooth. 6 speed would be trick but alas not offered. Subie goes mainstream with this model.
Rear suspension needs improving-rear wheels spend alot of time in the air; Replaced water temp with a gauge, big plastic pan over the engine; gas flow meter too low on dash; wiperstalk hidden by steering wheel; audio control overkill.