1997 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: about that dashboard light...

1997 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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Brighton Wagon (2.2L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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about that dashboard light...
By mgh on


1997 Subaru Legacy Brighton 4dr Wagon AWD


Great car in the rain/snow. Like the two previous reviewers, I had to have the alternator replaced when the car was less than three years old. I was reimbursed a year later after being informed of the recall. But now I too have the same strange non-functioning dashboard light for my heater. Another factory flaw? Also, takes a lot of airconditioning to keep it cool in summer, and the moment I turn the a/c off, the interior heats up again fairly quickly. Not thrilled with the gas mileage. It is worse than listed, though, oddly seems to have improved a bit over the last two years. Overall,though, pretty happy with the car. The alternator has been the only repair in almost 5 years.

Best Features

AWD, definitely. Very roomy storage in the back. Split backseat is great-- carseat on one side and we can put down the other side of the back seat. this was a key factor in our purchase.

Worst Features

Engine could use a little more power/pick-up.
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