I have the 1990 legacy L front wheel drive. I bought it in 1993 with over 50k on it. I'm at 280k right now and plan on keeping it at least to 300k. It has been such little maintenance that I have no reason to get rid of it. Gas mileage used to be 34 mpg, now it's closer to 28 mpg (i guess it's getting old?) If I could buy another one with lower mileage I would.
My mom got the car brand new in 1990 and passed it on to me when she got a newer model. Most reliable car I have ever seen, even major parts can break but it will always get you home or to the garage without fail. The car even sat for 2 years in the drive way with a broken head gasket, never started or anything, put a fresh battery in it and it roared to life like it had been on the road the day before (that was just before I got my drivers permit). You just cant beat that kind of toughness. I have all sorts of stories but I cant fit them all here. It gets 32 MPG runs like a charm and nothing stops it. I may never drive a better vehicle ever. I am currently restoring it.
Its toughness, reliability, and MPG. It is a beast of a car in sheep's clothing. Bad weather is no problem.
Well, I own the 1990 Subaru Legacy
wagon. The reliability/quality is not so
good and the repair bills are getting
high - just get a Toyota or Honda. Once
this Subaru car gets old, it gets very
crazy. The gas mileage is not so good -
dares to be below 20 MPG. As of
6-22-2002, the mileage is almost 110,000
miles. But the A/C, power steering,
locks, sunvisors and other things are
not working in the proper order. The
engine is noisier than it should be for
its mileage. I just honestly wish that I
own a vehicle that is whole a lot more
reliable than this Subaru car. Just keep
Toyota and Honda in each person's
mind...as I will honestly do!!
Reliability, A/C, dependability,
For you consumers, just buy a Toyota or
Honda - these brands are very reliable!!