Bought car for less than $1,000 because it needed wheels(+tires). Chassis has 200k miles, but newer engine has less than 100k miles. A/C is acting up, and I wish I had the 5 spd manual because the 4 spd auto is a dinosaur. Factory stereo was decent, but was showing age until I replaced it. Oodles of space, great fuel economy (for its weight), and amazing reliability (with proper care) have made this little car earn a place in my family :) (His name is Oliver). Just keep up on the tire alignments and the awd Subaru Legacy will deliver hundreds of thousands of miles going wherever you need to go.
Amazing utility in a compact footprint! Good ground clearance for a car. Good gas mileage. Reliable, reliable, reliable.
4 spd auto transmission is not that good. Cruise control button is in a dumb location! Beware of curbs (could mess up alignment). This car is quite heavy. Newer Legacy's have more horsepower for better acceleration.