For a beater an older Outback wagon is good and makes a decent hauler. If you want something sporty, check out a 92 to 96 Subaru SVX. I had a 94. Watch the 94s, some of them were FWD. it's a sports car with a 3.3l boxer 6 full equipped (for the time). It had AWD, and 230hp n/a. There only flaw was the tranny. It wasn't designed to handle the power and would over heat causing damage. An easy fix was adding an external tranny fluid cooler.
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