Yeah, these cars appear to be a bit of a dice roll. The major sticking point with the 2005-2006 turbos is that these years have a filter inside the banjo bolt part of the oil line to the turbo that can get clogged and gradually starve it of oil. People who know about it remove it.
Generally, this isn't a used car to buy without a couple grand set aside to deal with problems, especially the 2005-2006 model years. You'll find some examples here with no major problems all the way to 200,000 miles and beyond, and many others that needed engine rebuilds around 100,000 miles. It's a great car if you get lucky...if. Don't buy one without thorough maintenance records and an inspection from a Subaru specialist who is familiar with the car and knows what to really look for, including a compression and leakdown test of the engine.
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