Subaru Legacy Ratings

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    2006 Subaru Legacy - 2.5i w/Special Edition (M5) Wagon

    Pros: AWD of course plus the double sunroof on the wagon.

    Cons: Light color taupe interior will show dirt

    Advice: If you can find one buy it.

    A great car at a great price. Two days after buying it we took it on vacation and avaraged 28.7 mpg over 1 week and 670 miles of 70% highway and 30% city driving. Ride is very smooth and controlled. Layout of the instrument panel makes it very user friendly. Although the turbo would add excitement to the driving experience the standard 2.5 engine will still get the job done.

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    2006 Subaru Legacy - 2.5i Limited (A4) Wagon

    Pros: Dual moonroof

    Cons: Power locks - they are reverse from what you would think it would be logically (but you get used to it)

    Advice: Get it, you won't be sorry.

    This is a review for the 2006 2.5i Limited with manual transmission. I have had this car for almost two weeks. I have driven it almost 1,000 miles in that time. I have been on the freeway, highway, side streets, and dirt roads. Up hill going fast and uphill going slow (due to conditions). This is just an excellent vehicle. If you are NOT towing anything or hauling particularly heavy loads, I don't know why anyone would opt for the turbo or V6 with the higher gas prices and lower MPG. On a four hour trip which was mostly freeway and about 60% of the trip was at speeds of 75 mile an hour (or slightly higher : )) I averaged 30.0 MPG. Can you beat that for a car like this?

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    2005 Subaru Legacy - 2.5i (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Roadhandling and control, durability and style.

    Cons: Leg room and head room. The car was not made for people that are 6.'7

    Advice: Get a manual if you like control on icy roads. Get an automatic if you prefer to be lazy.

    We bought an '05 Outback manual drive. It has plenty of power to get up the mountain with 3 people and gear, although the turbo version would be faster. It handles amazing on windy and slippery roads. It is defenitely superior to any 4x4 and all-wheel drive I've ever driven on snow. The interior of the car is very stylish yet practical. I love the refined look of the front. By the way, I'm getting over 29 miles to the gallon!

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    2005 Subaru Legacy - 2.5i (M5) Sedan

    Pros: drive

    Cons: cruise control, seats, service, quality.

    Advice: Caution

    On downgrades cruise control is jerky. Had it to dealer twice and they are unable to fix. Subaru customer service and dealer service leave a lot to be dsired.There is a film on the windows that keeps coming back after a few days.Great driving and very peppy for a small engine 32 MPG. on Hwy.25ish city. not the quality of Honda or Toyota.

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    2005 Subaru Legacy - 2.5i Limited (M5) Sedan

    Pros: all wheel drive

    Cons: Seats a bit hard

    Advice: Check closely on transmission problems with '05 before buying.

    Transmission out at 7,700 miles due to burst seal. Subaru, after 13 days, has still not decided how to fix it. This is why I rated the quality as 'poor.' I have a '95 legacy wagon still running fine at 275,000 miles. Never gave me a problem. Quality at Subaru must be slipping. I heard that this transmission problem has been happening but is being kept under wraps. The roadside assistance is great.

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    2005 Subaru Legacy - 2.5GT Limited w/Blk Interior (M5) Sedan

    Pros: The transition from third to fourth to fifth gears

    Cons: The slight turbo lag

    Advice: Drive it. Drive it again. Make sure you test drive a loaded GT Limited with 5-speed stick.

    I was in the market for a 4-door sedan & I spent the better part of the year studying every car known to man. The Subie was the last car I looked at & drove. I'm a 100-mile-a-day commuter which means I don't lease & I flip my vehicles every two or three years. Also, the 'Fun Factor' was an important criteria for me. I purchased the GT Limited Sedan two weeks ago & 1,000 miles later I can report that I'm still looking for a proper Formula One cockpit seat harness to replace the stock seat belt. Yowzer!!!!!!!!! I ordered a set of ASA 17' chrome rims complete with Continental high performance summer tires & while this enhances the Subie's look immensely, the performance transmitted to the road from the rally car engine is a bonus. Yee-Hah!!!!!! Interior is perfect for those who despise gagdets & the need for a Nav System. I always no where I'm going anyway & with the Subie GT Limited you're always going forward........fast.

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    2005 Subaru Legacy - 2.5GT Limited w/Blk Interior (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Power

    Cons: The seat does not adjust enough, which causes back pain (Didn't have it in my Passat that I traded in)

    Advice: See if you can get a longer test drive to ensure that the seats work for you

    Test drive was great, but 30 minutes did not preapre me for the the lack of seat comfort.