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Bought it for $500 pt2
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By grand_dan_97
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1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon Outback Limited 4dr Wagon AWD


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I bought this car in august used for $500. The clutch is slowly going, so i have to start it off slow, until i can find one for cheap. Good handling, great gas mileage for an AWD. Minor problems, rear hatch latch must be repaired, rear wiper motor is seized,gas guage dose not read(dummy light works),and 12v outlets dont work, rusty body, solid frame. bought it with 396,000 miles, and have 341000 miles on it now, having had replaced brake rotors and pads, and needing a ball joint replaced, reliable, solid car. Good off road, great traction.


Best Features

Heated seats, heated power mirrors, AWD, power windows, fog lights, and roof rack.


Worst Features

headlight setup, gas guage reads empty all the time, and 12v outlet.


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Bought it for $500
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By grand_dan_97
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1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon Outback Limited 4dr Wagon AWD


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I just bought this car in early august with 339,500 miles on it, now its got over 400k and i have little complaints. The hatch wont open...idk; the gas gauge does not work, however the gas dumby light does; The seat heaters, 12v outlets, heated power mirrors, all work, but by some manufcturers ****, they all are on the one 20 amp fuse, which means they all work but dont try and use the 12v...once again im confused of how to fix it. But everything else works, minus a fog light which had a rock put through at 60mph a couple weeks ago. Great on gas almost 400mile on one tank. Satisfying perfomance and handling. Stereo is weak, and finding a wiring converting kit for it is impossible.


Best Features

Heated seats, heated mirrors, AWD, cruise, fog lights, extremely hot heating system for the cold winters.


Worst Features

Improve sturdiness and position of cupholders. Stereo quality. Brightness of dash cluster backlights.


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Best Of The Best
1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Sharon
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1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon Outback Limited 4dr Wagon AWD


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Bought this vehicle used with 200,000 miles. It now has almost 230,000. Was told the transmission was going out. Was able to drive it for 6 months before having to replace. Put in a used transmission and have no problems since. Iíve owned Chevyís, dodges, fords, and toyotas. This is one the most reliable vehicles Iíve had so far.


Best Features

Love the leather, wood grain, heated seats, reliability, the ageless look, and carrying capacity.


Worst Features

I hate not having remote doors, the oddly placed cup holder, expensive parts (thankfully have not needed any), and poor storage.


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Satisfied in Maine
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By Joe from Maine
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1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon Outback 4dr Wagon AWD


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Excellent in the snow. Solid feel. Corners well. Great traction. Comfortable drivers seats for long haul.


Best Features

all wheel drive. handling. heated seats.


Worst Features

none. great car and we would certainly buy another.


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Good Car So Far
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Subaru Driver....
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1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon Outback 4dr Wagon AWD


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I bought this car six months ago and I have put 10,000 miles on it since then. The dealership that sold it to me had replaced most of the engine, but the only problem I have had with it is the water pump, which was incorrectly installed. It excels on the winter roads in slush, ice, and deep snow. It's good for showing my small dogs and going on long drives. So far, it has been a great car!


Best Features

AWD,Gas tank hatch (on the driver side there is a lever you pull to open your gas tank so no one can steal your gas) Large Trunk Area, Back Seats fold flat, AC plug in in the back


Worst Features

Better and bigger cup holders in a different spot, more AC plugs


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