After hanging around here for a few months and asking questions, I finally pulled the trigger today. Mrs Sinker and I are the proud owners of 2013 XV Crosstrek Limited in Desert Khaki. It may look like all the other Desert Khaki Crosstreks you've seen, but this one's different....it's in MY driveway! Stock so far; the only planned modifications are aero crossbars.
This is Subaru #3 for us. The '03 Forester 2.5X (The Blubaru) will go to my daughter & son-in-law, and Mrs Sinker will continue to drive the '11 Outback 3.6R Limited (heretofore known as the Newbaru).
In case of flood, move uphill. In case of flash flood, move uphill quickly.