Come on! These are definitely usable. I think they might be perfect for 00-04 Outback or any 05-06 Baja. On 05-09 Outback, they might raise ride height unless countered with a "shorter" spring. Of course, some of you want to raise ride height. Again, they have KYB lowers from 00-02?? But were stuffed with true "made in Germany" inverted Bilstein monotube. Lowers don't affect performance, only providing the "geometry." Done professionally in Japan. I mounted / drove with them for awhile, felt they were a definite improvement over OB KYB, but didn't like ride height increase. Just speculating, but if someone wanted to put these on a Baja or 00-04 OB with 05-06 Baja springs, it might be a great combo.
BTW, the $200 includes paypal /shipment to lower 48.