by Dan C on Dec 4, 2007 Vehicle: 1996 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Wagon
I am at 186,000 miles and have experienced very few problems. Automatic door lock malfunctions have recurred a number of times however. Also, don't let your drink drip or sweat too much or it messes up the neutral-start switch (under the shift console). Have replaced an oxygen sensor and speed sensor; TPS probably next.
by seattle on Feb 10, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Wagon
I agree with the other reviewers who tell you not to buy this car with more than 60,000 miles. I've had numerous, expensive repairs done which I NEVER had to do on Toyotas I've owned. I LOVE the looks, size and idea of the legacy, but I'm really going to have to think twice before I buy another Subaru.
by Whitebeard on Jul 12, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Wagon
This car was bought used with 30,000
miles already racked up. Could not
understand why someone would trade this
car with such low milage, however I
soon found out why! The car is
terrible! A never ending source of
annoying repairs from instrument
cluster lights to alternators to whell
bearings, axles, tie-rod ends, and
Catalytic converters!. I also own a
ford crown victoria and the Ford is
MUCH MORE reliable. Gas milage for a
2.2 4 cylinder is around 19 mpg
currently. Car is GARBAGE and will
shortly be sold.
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