Good posts. I like that both parties were able to post their perspective on the deal.
Being in the North West (well, South West in Canada, North West to you yanks), I also saw this same situation where there is a huge demand and small supply of Subaru Leggy's and Outbacks. That just drives the price of existing ones up. I ended up waiting, but was tempted to do a long distance purchase from a Subaru Dealership 1000 km's away.