1996 Subaru Legacy Review | Edmunds.com

1996 Subaru Legacy

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Subaru Legacy Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 135 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Subaru Legacy

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  • What's New for 1996

    A new sport model debuts, with a larger, more powerful engine. The 2.5GT is available in sedan or wagon format. The luxury-oriented LSi model also gets the new motor. A knobby-tired, raised-roof Outback wagon appears, offering 7.3 inches of ground clearance and an optional 2.5-liter engine. Designed specifically for American consumers, the Outback provides a carlike ride with light-duty off-road ability.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great in deep snow &

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Vehicle: 1996 Subaru Legacy LS 4dr Wagon AWD

This car is very dependable and has been very comforting to drive in very bad weather. We've gone on numerous road trips, skiing, boating, camping etc., with the car completly packed with gear. I've never hesitated going off the beaten path into remote areas. AWD and ABS are amazing. It feels really good on the highways, nice and smooth.




Subaru is a mistake

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Vehicle: 1996 Subaru Legacy LS 4dr Wagon AWD

Purchased Subaru for Safety ratings and what a mistake. I am convinced the safety rating are good, because its never out of the shop long enough to drive. Warrenty repairs: radio repaired twice, window repaired twice, battery terminals corroded, clutch adjusted. Everything else is not diagnosed until after warrenty: replaced front axle, replaced clutch, replaced wheel bearing, timing belt and replaced clutch. Guess what? It needs to be replaced again after only 18,000 miles. This is a family garage kept car. It is only 6 years old with mostly highway miles. The national and local dealer claim it is my driving and these repairs are "normal."




Subaru in the mountains

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Vehicle: 1996 Subaru Legacy LS 4dr Wagon AWD

This is a second car in the mountains and is driven in the mountains. It is a great around town car, but the seats are less than comfortable on long trips



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Full 1996 Subaru Legacy Review

What's New for 1996

A new sport model debuts, with a larger, more powerful engine. The 2.5GT is available in sedan or wagon format. The luxury-oriented LSi model also gets the new motor. A knobby-tired, raised-roof Outback wagon appears, offering 7.3 inches of ground clearance and an optional 2.5-liter engine. Designed specifically for American consumers, the Outback provides a carlike ride with light-duty off-road ability.

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nutella1
nutella1
11-30-2012
had the tires balanced 4 times! now we think it may be the wheel bearings or the ball joints. It is worth spending the money to fix these? The vibration isn't horrible, but it is noticeable but does ?...


rylandw
rylandw
05-21-2009
I've had this car for a while and I love it. It's got 178k miles on it and recently it's been having trouble....


shayksbeer
shayksbeer
02-01-2012
1996 Subaru legacy L won’t start. Recently the battery kept dyeing so tested the battery (was fine) and changed the terminal. The battery still would hold the charge so I change the alterna...



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