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Almost bulletproof, but sube dealers suk
By bcnyc on
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1997 Subaru Legacy Brighton 4dr Wagon AWD
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My 3rd Sube wagon. Subes are great in NYC, where weaker cars have very short lifespans (accidents, dings, theft, bad roads, etc). Alt dead @ 50K. OEM shocks died @ 35k. Clutch wore out @ 100k. Heater lights never worked. Timing belt & water pump replaced @ 70K. Nothing else replaced. Oil every 4k, plugs every 15k. Now @ 140k miles, expecting head gasket blowout any day. Will probably get a Forester. Dealers very bad for service, especially w/women - when wife brings car to shop, they always find long list of problems, all bogus. She just repeats "oil change only." Check Engine light a joke. All my Subes had it, yet they all passed emissions.
Favorite Features
4WD, simplicity, reliability. Perfect size/cost. Almost anyone can perform basic repairs and maintenance. Bottom line if you have a local repair guy you trust, these are great cars.
Suggested Improvements
Better service. Better head gasket reliability. Stronger air conditioner. What's up with the hardware? All 5+ yr old Subes have at least one door lock or electric window that doesn't work.
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