1997 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Affordable reliability
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1997 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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Affordable reliability
By vermonster on

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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 4dr Sedan AWD

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At 120,000 our Outback has had few problems. Only repair issues (beyond standard maintenance stuff like brakes, suspension components, etc) has been ac compressor. Also, keyless entry and one of the seat heaters have both stopped working. Burns zero oil, and has never let us down. Not super zippy, but gets you where you need to go. Also, this isn't a luxury car, so the ride isn't as smooth as it could be. But, what do you expect in this price range. I would categorize this as super-reliable. A good car at a great price.

Best Features

AWD. With a good set of snow tires, this thing will tackle anything a Vermont winter can throw at it.

Worst Features

Interior controls are lousy. Cup holders obstruct heater/ac controls and radio especially. I hear this has been fixed in newer models. Also, is Subaru the only manufacturer where the electric locks are backwards, ie - up to lock, down to unlock?
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