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Campus Cruisin' Econo-style
By Darren Greco on
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan AWD
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My parents bought it for me with 40k miles back in 2000, now it has 75k. The only thing it has ever needed was a new timing belt, which is recommended at about 60000 miles. All in all a great value. So all you parents out there looking for a car for your kid... get 'em a Subaru! Trust me, my Subie's been through it all, and she still runs like she did the day I got her. I Hope I never have to sell it!
Favorite Features
The AWD is awesome in snow and wet roads. Interior is nice, not cheap. Huge trunk with fold-down seats is another plus, and there are lots of storage compartments inside. I have always liked the look of the sashless windows too, it's a trademark Subaru thing.
Suggested Improvements
Gas mileage is good, but city driving with AC on only gets 17-18mpg. Another annoyance is the ABS light. It's always coming on, but nothing needs to be repaired. Also, The Legacy REALLY needs a bigger engine.
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