I just bought a new to me 1996 Outback....with 300k miles on it!
Cosmetically, she's not pretty. There are some assorted dents and dings, a smidgen of rust (surface only) at the top of the windshield frame, scratches on the hood, and some pretty dirty seats.
The previous owner took all the trim pieces off the inside of the rear hatch, to try fixing/replacing the wiper motor (he didn't fix it). Those are all in the back. The drivers side seat belt looks like the Tasmanian Devil tried to eat it for lunch, and doesn't stretch all the way across the seat, so the previous owner tied the seat belt together with a piece of wire (!). The tires were dry rotted and nasty, with little to no tread left. And the aftermarket stereo install was a hack job. The window button for the drivers side front window needs to be jiggled to work, and there's about $2.00 worth of gross change in the world's nastiest center console.
Looks like I got some work cut out for me!
We trailered this old battle beast home yesterday (3 hour drive), and today got some nice new tires mounted and installed. We also deodorized the interior, because the previous owner did something (who knows what) to make the interior smell kinda funky.
On my list of things to do...new exhaust (current one looks a bit like swiss cheese), engine oil change, diff oil change, tune up, timing belt/water pump/tensioners, and look into what I need to do to get the seat belt fixed. Brakes are on this list somewhere, too. Oh yeah, and tags! Can't drive without those!
I'll get some pictures up soon.