"We owned a 2001 outback since new. Wife was recently in a 45mph front end impact. All safety equipment was deployed and functioned perfectly. Front end crumple zones and safety equipment saved my wife's life. On a bad note the clutch had issues with jutter ( as documented on several Subaru owners sites) and the head gasked coolant issue was surfacing ( as documented on owners sites.) Good note Suburau stood behind the leaky head gasket and replaced it under warrante ( at 67k miles.)"