I, too, love my Subaru Outback, 2000. But, I would recommend either getting a pre 2000 or a post 2006. The model that is my year have a problem with the head gasket. About 70% of them , upon reaching 130,000 miles or more, have to have the headgastket replaced. That costs money.
I did it, becuase in every other respect, I love my Subaru. I have 172,000 miles now.