What are you looking to do with the car? Daily driver? Bad weather snow car? Just looking for something different? The XT's are, or are going to be, collector cars. Not too many made, never really advertised, and people that love them really love them. I learned to drive in an '84 Subaru GL FWD, and those are my favorite years. I've always wanted a Wagon or Brat from that era, but good luck finding parts.
Sorry for the lapsed response time, I've been rather busy with relationship woes. The FXT will be my daily driver. I enjoy a sleek sporty ride so there will be some upgrades done to the vehicle. I appreciate a nice audio system so that will be probably one of the first projects that I am experienced and capable of performing on my own. And while I like driving a fast car, I'm not much a fan of going overboard on engine upgrades for street racing or otherwise. Other upgrades will depend on which gen I end up getting, however the features of a Touring model is what I'm set on. I live in the midwest and all those amenities are rather useful in inclement wx throughout the seasons. If I end up with a 3rd gen, Paddle shifters will be a necessary mod and relieved and excited that they are an easy to do project. Beyond that, I just want an attractive, capable, dependable, fast, outgoing, reliable, troublefree, & unique FXT!
For a daily driver 80 miles per day, I feel very safe and (almost) comfortable in my '17. If I was looking for a cool project XT I would get an '06. They were faster than the same year 350Z and I like the boxy, station wagon body style more than the modern SUV/CUV style.
I couldn't agree more with you on the body style of an '06. My other forester is an '06 X. I love that slammed wagon look along with the lines of that gen makes it look like it's in motion even when parked. Very classic style attributes, the facelifted tail lights are modern and look great, the eyebrowed headlights along with the interior and the perforated dash, not to mention the addition of the abundance of drink holders..... whoops wrong year lol (j\k)! They just looks so fly!
Can anyone share any info about the oil eating 3rd Gens? Which 4th Gen years have an active and reliable low oil indicator on the dash?
Are there any other things about either generation that they have become notorious for?
Anyways.... back to work.
Thanks again (Maxwedge)