I just picked up a 1995 Legacy L 5sp for my daily commute. Has 157,000 on it but engine runs tight. I know subie engines can last for ever so should be able to get a few years out of it.
The only issue I now about is the shifter linkage is very sloppy, how hard of a job and what is entailed in doing this. I do have the car know how, having worked on all my cars over the years and now helping my kids, but on some of my older cars I know you had to drop the tranny to get to the linkage. Hopefully not the case on the subie.