The motor itself has issues with the seals. Its leaking oil. The leaks seem slow, so I can keep pushing the thing and adding oil. We're looking at $800 in seals. The tires need to be replaced. Figure another $800. The AC triggers the Check Engine light. Figure $400-$800. That's a mighty long list of ails.
So, I have mighty good things to say about Subarus. Mine lasted 17 years. I think that I can nurse her to 18 years. Her end is coming, though. It's just time.