Picked up this 160k mile 2000 avant this weekend. It has some things that need attention, but seems to be pretty solid mechanically (and it's loaded to the gills). It will be replacing my "trusty" volvo 240 as a winter/reliable/stock/anyone-can-drive car.
Just did a timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt, oil and filter today. Also cleaned up the headlights (one was pretty bad) and got rid of the orange reflectors in the headlights.
Will be keeping this thread as a record of it's trials and tribulations.