i have thought about the WRX and WRX wagon, but neither have the ground clearance as the Outback. Another reason im hesitant on purchasing the Outback is towing capabilities. If i ever buy a drift boat would the outback be strong enough to tow it. I would probably buy an 2005 2.5L XT version. over here in my parts, Outbacks and Forrester are more or less driven by the funny kind of people. Minnesota is the rival contended to San Fransico as the gay capital of the world. Not that im a homophobe, but i really dont wanna be driven around "frontin" a different life style.