New member here from Maryland.
I'm not an owner yet, but I'm looking to replace my beloved Audi 90 quattro (killed in an accident), and am looking at an older Outback. I found a 1996 Outback locally that looks pretty good, but haven't gone to look at it yet.
I do have one question....how do these older Outbacks fit a large person? My husband is a big guy, 6'5", so anything I buy will need to fit him too. He was super comfy in my Audi...that was the only car he could actually fir in without the seated being moved all the way back! That thing was like the TARDIS...bigger on the inside.
Anyway, this will be my daily, but I'm not averse to having some fun either. We wheeled Samurai's for years, but they're too hard to find anymore, plus I have 3 big dogs that like to go too, so the practicality of the Outback is looking pretty good!
Anything in particular I should be aware of, besides the obviious? I know to check the maintenance records for oil change intervals and timing belt/tensioner/water pump changing, but what about the head gasket issues? Are they a problem on the older models (such as 96)? Rust issues? Where are they most likely to have rust?
Any info appreciated...and yeah, I've been reading this forum for the past 2 days, but sometimes model year specific info can be tricky to find if you don't word the search correctly. I'll make it even better...link me a link, and I'll be good! Thanks!