Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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Agree with Gregs210. The Subaru Outback is a niche vehicle, but a very solid, and well established niche. A go anywhere all weather station wagon with a proven reputation, if you need more than a sedan but less than an SUV.
I thin 30k gets you into the top of the line, a smokin' Outback turbo 2.5 GT wagon, absolutely great! This is the company that makes the WRX.
Probably a standard or modestly equipped NA one could be hers brand new for $5,000- $9,000 less
Very plush nowadays, and the AWD can handle the snow situations well.
Don't over look them. She should try one out. They are vey long lasting and durable, though not as safe as a Benz or Volvo in a big crash.
In the interest of full disclosure I must admit that I have an old '95 Outback AWD wagon with 122,000 miles on it and it's basically bulletproof with the 2.2 boxer motor. Dirt cheap to run, though not too speedy or willing to clib real steep hills readily. But gas mileage is very good.
I bought it several years as a trade in, from a local Subaru dealer up here, and I managed to contact the previous owner who liked it and traded it in on a brand new one, never had a problem except the motor exploded at 4,000 miles and Subarau put in a brand new one under warranty.
<--- superschnelle 300 hp 10:1 ECE euro HV, Hochverdichtung = high compression (11/2011) ... Wie im Freien Fall. Nur horizontal.
"I swear to god, it's like I live in a trailer of common sense, and stare out the window at a tornado of stupidity." >'='<