A couple of updates on my search. Had planned on driving the 2.5 hours to see the 08 Legacy today. On the way home last night from buying my wife's new 2013 Accord (freakin' sweet by the way), I happened to find a link to the carfax that I hadn't seen before. The carfax actually listed 2 accidents, and indicated that there was structural damage. Forget that one for sure now.
Fast forward to this morning when i found a 2008 XT about 2.5 hours in the opposite direction. We headed out to the dealership and found the XT being sold as we walked in the door. I was like WTF, mate?
I did take an 09 LGT out for a test drive though. Cat drove nice, but the interior was not as clean as I expected it to be. Leather seats were faded and cracked and there was a pretty bad smoke odor. Plus it was $3k more than my budget. We drove home empty handed. Pretty bummed, but I wasn't going to settle.
So the search continues.