by morin2 on Jul 27, 2008 Vehicle: 1994 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan
I bought this car & drove it for nearly a year before selling it to my teenage son - his first car & he wanted to pay for it. Easy car to learn maintenance. He has had it for last 2 years of HS & first 2 years of college. Now has 144K miles, uses no oil between oil changes and still runs fine. I think this was a good choice for a first car. Its FWD-only, so gets good fuel economy ~28/29mpg. Only problem has been with axles, exhaust, and brakes - all routine stuff to expect on a car of this age. A/C has recently stopped blowing cold but he doesn't care. Nice size roof for aftermarket Thule racks and attachments that are now worth more than the car itself - easy to load bikes onto roof racks.
by Roger122387 on Sep 22, 2006 Vehicle: 1994 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan
This has been the best car ever and my 2nd Subaru. Before I had a '92 and had no problems with it at 180,000. This year, I have taken this car (with 180,000 miles) all the way to Cancun, Mexico and back up to Texas and then taken several trips to North Carolina and around the U.S. There is no other 1994 year car that I would trust to do that. I couldn't ask for a better car and I love it to death! I would definitely buy another one of the 92-94 style. Would like to try the new Legacy but have heard they are not as reliable as the early 90's. My transmission seems to be slipping a little and a couple of the speed odometer lights have gone out but that's it! Seems great other than that!
by morin2 on Jan 15, 2005 Vehicle: 1994 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan
I bought this 10 year old car for my son's first car and drove it for a few months to work while getting it fixed upfor him -new timing belt, drive belts,exhaust, water pump, fluids. Nice drive, getting up to 32mpg on my highway commute. He bought it from mea nd is learning to care for it now butonly gets 22-23 mpg locally. Advantages for a new driver: easy to drive, slow, logical displays/switches, reliable,safe with driver airbag, liability-onlyinsurance lower than his friends' newMustang GT insurance (what were thoseparents thinking?). The 94 is the lastof the "square" (easy to view corners) Legacies, first year 134A. Large, useful trunk. More comfortable than Civic or Corolla.
by driving_rev on Jul 26, 2004 Vehicle: 1994 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan
I just sold this car, a full four years
later than I had anticipated. When I
bought it in '96 the goal was to get
four good years out of it and then
purchase another used car. Subaru
deserves credit for giving us eight good
years with this high quality, dependable
car. The engine is a powerful Quad 4
and the luxuries inside the car make it
a joy to drive. I have always liked the
looks of the '94 in particular, with
their stainless steel door handles, one
of those little things that make a
certain car unique. Don't ever overlook
a Subaru. They are one of the most
reliable cars on the road and a great
buy in used cars.
by mlw on Sep 25, 2003 Vehicle: 1994 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan
This car rolls on & on... the most
reliable car I've had next to my old
Volvo 240. I think Subaru should get
more kudos for building rock-solid
cars that function so well. Quality
in every component... and the styling
still looks OK almost 10 years later.
I will drive this car until it dies.
by Dave_2 on Jan 31, 2003 Vehicle: 1994 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan
I love my car, there are only 3 things
I don't like about it. 1 - the
cupholder was put in the stupidest
place in the world. 2 - I got the
automatic. 3 - Mine's not AWD, you
should really look into the AWD. Other
than those 3 things, (2 of which I
chose) the car is awsome. It has never
left me down or had anything be break.
Hopefully I can make it to 200,000 with
no big problems.
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