Subbies run like dreams until they have their mid life crisis around 70,000 miles. Then they need organ transplants (I'm not kidding). You might consider investing in a mutual fund for the repairs. They have great features,tow heavy loads, spacious interiors for bicycles, ski equipment, furniture, climb snowy mountains, but are these must haves? They are awesome winter cars, you can get heated windows all the way (not just the rear). I'm pretty sure you can get heated side view mirrors.
If you handle them correctly (important!), stick reasonably close to the speed limit (it's rumored no more than 20 mph above, but I wouldn't know would I?), they'll stick to the road like they're on rails. Screw this up and you'll fly into the rails. I'm not exactly sure how many minutes it takes to go from zero to sixty but you are towing a massive load and everyone will get out of your way because they are scared, no? Get your timing down precisely for merges. This is a powerful car, not a zippy, peppy car.
The original yokohamas seem to hydroplane easily. nice tires otherwise.
It's classified as a light truck. Some standard equipment (hitches, tires) will be harder to find, install and cost more. But you wanted a car that could haul 8 bicycles at once right?
Good subaru mechanics are rare. Very, very rare. Treat them with great respect.