Seems like a familiar song with most of the cooler Audi wagons. Spend most of their time in the air being worked on.I love wagons. We bought a new A4 Avant 1.8T 6spd manual when we got back from Italy back in the day. We loved the car, but sold it within a year due to constant issues and an issue with the clutch that they kept blaming us for, which was nonsense, my wife and I both had only owned manuals up to that point.
Before I pulled the trigger on the GSW I was looking at Older Subaru Outbacks, Not the Impreza but the full long roof. Head gasket issues were kinda meh, but figured I could tackle them myself if needed.