I bought my 2005 Subaru Outback around this time last year. It has 123,000 miles and for the most part has been a great car for the last year. This week however I have noticed that it is idling >1k rpm and if I am stopped at a red light the car will occasionally die. When i try to restart it sometimes I need to goose the gas in order to get the engine going again.
I have been trying to avoid the dip in the RPMs by putting it in neutral or park when stopped in traffic, but I have noticed that it will die in park or neutral as well. This happened once before in the summer but never resurfaced but now in winter as the weather got colder it seems to be happening more often. I am going to drop it off at the shop after the new years holiday, but i was curious to see if anyone had similar issues.