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A tank
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By raywood1
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1991 Subaru Legacy Wagon L 4dr Wagon


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I bought this 1991 Subaru legacy wagon with 5 speed manual transmission from the original owner 13 years ago. It now has 247,000 miles on it. It runs great. Most repairs have been normal maintenance. The biggest issue now is that it barely made it through DEQ last year. Too much CO. Next year may be it. Oh, and yes, gas mileage is pretty bad if all you do is drive traffic light to traffic light. That produces 15 mpg when I do that. But usually I get 19 in mixed, mostly city, driving, and 30 on the freeway at 60 mpg. There are lots of SUV's out there but very few Japanese station wagons being made any more. I'm keeping this one until it blows up. Or flunks DEQ.


Best Features

The overall size is small, but it has ample room for 5 adults. Back seat has good leg room, even with the front seats pushed all the way back.


Worst Features

Mine requires premium, for some reason. Other people with this model run regular. Do not expect to blow somebody off the line at a traffic light. Going up mountains with any kind of load you may end up in 3rd gear. Power is not its forte.


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Unshakable. Amazing Reliability
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By sir stinky
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1991 Subaru Legacy Wagon L 4dr Wagon AWD


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This is an amazing car! It's got almost 190,000 miles on it. It's been wrecked and rebuilt, has Ford Taurus wheel covers and is missing a couple parts, but still runs and drives just fine. In 80,000 miles and 10 years the only things that broke were the oil pump, alternator, a blown muffler. The O2 sensor took a dump several thousand miles ago, still runs good! Steers good. Handles good. Brakes Good. Transmission works good (but has arthritis now). Keep this car maintained and it will outlast your brand new car.


Best Features

The engine. Best 2.2 liter SOHC ever. Smooth idle, quiet, refined, good powerband. Handling. Reliability. Quality. It goes anywhere! AWD. You can put a lot of junk in the back of it.


Worst Features

More horsepower. Bad gas mileage. It's a 4-cylinder. I get 20 or so. Not good. Gas isn't $1 gallon anymore. Bouncy ride. Cup holders!!!!! Motorized seatbelts.


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Great Vehicle
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By Griffen427
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1991 Subaru Legacy Wagon LS 4dr Wagon


Review

Great vehicle - has about 125,500 miles on it, and in great condition. I can get upwards of 29mpg on the car without problem. I have the FWD version.


Best Features

Trunk and folding back seats make LOTS of room, stereo has AUX input, sunroof, almost no blind spots, folding side-mirrors.


Worst Features

Wider front tires to deal with the torque of the engine.


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One of the best cars... period.
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By cliffjumper88
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1991 Subaru Legacy Wagon L 4dr Wagon


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My mom bought our Subaru Legacy L wagon used and drove the heck out of it (back and forth to college at least 3 times a week [94 miles a trip].). We still own this car and it still runs and drives quite well at over 350,000 miles. In owning this car for several years we have only had to have it worked on 3 times and have put a little more than 225,000 miles on it. This Legacy has been the most reliable and tough vehicle that we have ever owned. This was the first car I learned to drive and Subaru has been my favorite automotive company ever since.


Best Features

Roomy, very comfortable seats, good fuel economy, big trunk, great sound system, extremely reliable engine and powertrain, tough body and pretty fun to drive (for a wagon).


Worst Features

This car could've had a more aerodynamic body and maybe the air suspension system from the '91 XT6 to make the ride somewhat smoother, but other than that just a great car.


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World's greatest used car
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By firstwagon
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1991 Subaru Legacy Wagon LS 4dr Wagon AWD


Review

I bought it 4 years ago because I needed a car on short notice and wanted a wagon. Learned to love it because it never lets you down and does everything as well as a new car for 1/10th the price. After 17 years, almost everything on the car is still original and there isn't a spot of rust. This is the car that made Subaru a legend.


Best Features

Reliability, space, winter driving is a 10/10, factory stereo has an aux jack.


Worst Features

Could use another 20 ft/lbs on the bottom end so trans doesn't have to down shift so much.


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