1997 Subaru Legacy 2.2L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Live saver
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1997 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

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1997 Subaru Legacy Brighton 4dr Wagon AWD

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My '97 Subaru served me well right up till last week when, while taking a left on a green light, I got hit head on by a van going 55mph. Despite being flung across 3 lanes and having the car totaled, I was able to walk away with little more than a bruise on the knee. At 82000 miles, the car never had any maintenance issues: very reliable and useful with the rear of the wagon being used from everything from a diaper changing table to hauling cargo from Home Depot. Moreover, the designers at Subaru did an excellent job in safety: between the forward crumple zones, rigid safety cage, and airbags, I can quite literally say that the Subaru saved my life. We'

Favorite Features

Comfortable seat, AWD, handling, cargo room, safety, safety, and safety!

Suggested Improvements

Standard side curtain airbags: but Subaru has already done that in the new '05s.
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