I bought my Legacy used with about 12K
mi. on it. It has been very reliable.
I had some trouble with the on-board
computer at about 60K mi, and that's
about all the repair I've had done. My
gripe is with the workmanship. I've
had an absolutely maddening problem
with wind noise on the front driver's
side, which the dealership, Hanson
Subaru of Olympia, Wash., refused to do
anything about For years I lived with
it, but it drove me crazy. I finally
gave up on the dealer and got it worked
on by a body shop. I've also had
interior trim pieces fall off for no
good reason. I would nevertheless
recommend the '93 Legacy for its
reliability and performance.
The horizontally aligned 4 is a great
engine. Can't kill it. The ride is a
little firm but very stable. Seats are
Better workmanship to avoid the small
but annoying problems I've had.
I've had my 93 AWD wagon for a few
years, I've put 45K mile son it. I had
not one problem with it until recently
the ECU and Ignitor went out. The
car died suddenly. The replacement
cost was $1900. Over than that
expensive problem, the car has been
perfectly reliable, safe and a nice
care to own.
Subaru's hold up VERY well in
accidents because they are so
heavy. AWD in the mountains.
I was in debate to whether or not I should buy/lease a new car or put $600.00 into this one and run it til it gives me another problem or dies. Not buying a new car was the smartest thing I could have done. Saved me a lot of money in the long run. I'm very happy with this car. Problems I've faced in the past few years: rotors needing replaced, brakes, starter and muffler.
None. This car is a box with 4 wheels. It does the job. Nothing special. Has 145,000 miles one it.
I love this car. I've owned it for 14.5 years and it keeps on going. Bought it new in 1995. I've made some repairs. New ABS in 2007, starter, boots, belts, couple of brake jobs, resealed engine seals. All in all a good car and hope I'll have it even longer. I'm tall so the seat leg adjustment at max length is too short with not enough headroom, but I put up with it. Not a very fashionable ride but no car payments! Mileage is about 20-22. Leaky sunroof (repaired once) but not a major problem.
Quiet, compared to other vehicles like it. Turning radius is great. Great handling. Great factory sound system. Was hit by another driver, in an accident and it took the front impact very well.
More headroom. More legroom for driver. Bigger cup holders. Fluid rotating head sun visor. Better water drainage. Need a Subaru hybrid! (my next car)
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