If you like the newer body style better than yours, you can pick one up for next to nothing. I paid $850 for mine. It needed a rear cross member (not too hard, but takes a day if everything is rusted) which is VERY common failure point. Only cost $18 at Pull-A-Part. Exterior has some typical rot, interior was very good, and everything worked from AC to power locks, windows, etc. I think I have about $300 into it total (upgraded to 130 amp alternator retrofitted from a Tribecca, better headlight bulbs, timing belt, battery, rear OB sway bar, and 4 new valve stems). If I really wanted, I could do a full Outback treatment i.e. front & rear bumper, hood, heated seats, rims, etc. for a couple hundred and still have the simpler car with the ej22 but with upgraded exterior. Or just get an Outback and call it a day, then sell yours to offset the price.
Edited by Bushwick, 10 April 2014 - 11:21 PM.