I'm a Subaru fan too! (Along with old FORD TRUCKS)
We just bought cool little buggy..."The EGG"
(When I post a pic ...you will see why!)
The 99 Impreza L 4dr wagon was bought off a used car lot. 94k $3k
It lacks power after start up, then it is OK after 1-2 miles or so. I missed this on the test drive.
When my wife leaves work, she drives up a moderate grade hill. It is noticably sluggish. Then when "warm" seems OK.
The lot replaced the gas filler neck and a R rear wheel bearing, before I took it home.