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After several weeks of research, am honing in on used Subaru Outbacks. Need to buy something this week or early next. We've been driving toyotas for decades, but the 2004 Toyota Camry that my newly-licensed teenage daughter just totaled had extremely spongy brakes that in my opinion contributed to her inability to stop before smashing into the rear of an SUV that was stopped in front of her (and her inexperience). Our mechanic didn't find anything wrong with the brakes just months before the accident, but my own research showed this to be a serious issue and/or complaint for a percentage of 2004 (and possibly other years) Camry drivers. Brakes would go to the floor before engaging. Just as I felt confident the Outback was the car to get (hoping for 2015/2016 under 50k miles for around $20-25k) I read a review from one of the large car sites citing spongy brakes as one of the major cons of the Outback. The last thing I or my daughter want is another vehicle that has spongy brakes!! Can anyone weigh in on this? (I have yet to test-drive Outback or anything else plan to do that over the next few days.) Thanks!