I was handed down my '95 Subaru Wagon from my father. The Suby' currently has 231,000 miles on the odometer at the moment and has been virtually problem free. Great in snow, just push the gas and it takes off with no tire slippage. My tranny thunks a little bit sometimes when it kicks into second gear, but with this many miles on the car, it's understandable. I keep up with its regularly scheduled oil changes, and have even gone over a few 1000 miles before. The Subaru continues to run smoothly and efficiently. Just had some maintenance work done to her in order to pass my state inspection. My mechanic said the car looks excellent underneath and I should hold onto it. I plan on it.
AWD, power windows, power locks, headlights that turn off when I shut the car off, ample trunk space, plenty of passenger room, great ride height (especially in winter driving conditions). I can't say enough good things about this car.
Placement of cup holder blocks stereo when pulled out and gets in the way. Gas mileage isn't always great, but is acceptable. Other than that, it's great.
I bought my LS Wagon in '99 with about
60k miles on it. It now has about 100k,
almost 3 years later. This is a great
reliable car. With certain cars, like
the VW's I used to own, I had to put a
lot of money in by 100k miles.Not this
car. Just basic maintenance- tires,
brakes, oil, fuel filter. I did have
the 90k mile tune up done for $800,
which was worth it, cause this car runs
and runs. Very roomy for 4 adults and
dog. Pack it up for ski trips, handles
great in snow. The ride is a little low-
wonder if the Outback is better.
Excellent vehicle. Obviously Subaru
Legacy wagons are great cars since I
see older models on the road everyday.
Cruise control, sunroof. Fold-down
seats great for moving furniture,
packing in snowboards, etc.
Gas guzzler for long trips or if you
drive for your job- but that's the
problem with AWD all the time. Still
better than most SUV's. I think I get
about 20mpg city.
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