The Subaru Outback could easily be thought of as the nearly vehicle in the Subaru range. Lacking the sportiness of the Impreza wagon and the ruggedness of the Forester, it seems a tough sell, yet it somehow managed to outsell both its siblings in the UK in recent years. As cars like the Audi Allroad and the Volvo XC70 took the beefed-up 4x4 estate genre upmarket, and models like the Skoda Octavia Scout undercut it, the Outback became a car that may have started a trend but saw others steal its mantle.
The original Legacy Outback appeared in 1996. A slicker second generation version appeared in 2003, with a third iteration debuting in 2003. The Outback we're looking at here was unveiled in 2009 for a 2010 model year introduction. But how does it stack up as a used car? Here's what to look out for.