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BEAST
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By krash5
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1996 Subaru Legacy GT 4dr Wagon AWD


Review

It's strange... Looks like a Jeep Cherokee on the outside, feels like Honda on the inside, & drives like a Sherman Tank. The Pros outweigh the Cons, as this is one of the most reliable, safest, & unstoppable vehicles ever made. (Just youtube the words "Outback/Snow/Ice")


Best Features

The AWD (All Wheel Drive) is an experience in itself. You may wonder why all cars aren't AWD after owning one. It does take a slight knock on the MPG's - but just in case you ever have to pull a Bison up a mountain that has ball bearings rolling down it...except no substitutes.


Worst Features

The boxer engine makes some maintenance challenging. - Overall it's a great value car. It helps that 97% of Subaru cars made 15 years ago are still on the road today. 97%...think about that. Subaru has a reputation for durability. The guy I bought mine from had another with half a million miles. Literally 550,000+ They have a cult-like following, & most people refuse to buy anything else after owning one.


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GREAT Car
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By VoxDrive
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Vehicle

1996 Subaru Legacy GT 4dr Wagon AWD


Review

Purchased this vehicle as a lease turn-
in. What a GREAT car!!! Fit and
finish are excellent. The leather
interior is quite comfortable and shows
little wear after 8 years and 140,000
miles of ownership. While I have been
fairly attentive to "normal" service
intervals, I would be remiss to say
that this car owes me nothing!! I have
replaced the brake pads all arond twice
and the front rotors once (at Subaru).
Other than that (also changed the
timing belt at 90G as precaution), the
only other service the car needed was a
Thermostat (stuck open) at 136,000
miles. This is my 5th Subaru. I will
drive it until it is dead, and then I'm
going to buy another one.


Best Features

Styling, Performance and Braking. Comfortable and spacious cabin. All controls are easily readable and accessible.


Worst Features

WISH SUBARU HAD NOT STOPPED THE TURBO AT THE TIME. They have since mended the errors of their ways!


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mediocre...
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Marco Vera
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Vehicle

1996 Subaru Legacy GT 4dr Wagon AWD


Review

Great AWD, but then it's not snowing
but 5% of the time even in MN! Awful
clutch, replaced at 78,000mi, had been
slipping for the past 20,000. Below
average fuel consumption, average
performance, and pretty crummy breaks.
Air leak out of corroded front
rims..reminds me of the FIAT I once
owned...
Don't think it deserves it's
reliability reputation!


Best Features

AWD is great, room to spare, great family car...


Worst Features

Please inprove quality! Resign that clutch! Look at rim corrosion!


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