1997 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: funky wagon; I love it!

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funky wagon; I love it!
By dkay on


1997 Subaru Legacy GT 4dr Wagon AWD


Flawless reliability. Except for the battery dying once, the car has given me no problems, despite being involved in one major crash in its first year. Interesting styling too, with the opening in the hood and aggressive- looking wheels. Definately not going to be mistaken for an old Buick wagon. In 1997 there was no other wagon with a manual shift that looked this good for a reasonable price. The manual shift is very pleasant, making this car fun to drive despite the not-earth- shattering power.

Best Features

Styling. Cargo space is excellant. The clutch and shifter work well. Clutch is especially nice, as it doesn't have the long travel that some cars have. Engine makes a nice, low- pitched rumble that makes the car feel higher powered than it is.

Worst Features

The seats could use more lumbar support. Speaking of lumbar support, the adjuster knob for mine popped off, which would have been annoying if there was any noticable difference between the various settings. Needs more power. Fuel economy lacking...I get 19 city, 24 hwy.
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