by AndieY's Hubcap on Aug 24, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan AWD
My wife bought it new and handed it to me when we bought a new Forester this year. She's used it to carry dogs & horse stuff, to drive over fields, to carry our boys to all the usual places. I now drive it back and forth to work (15 miles/day), & my son drives it when home from college. We about 22 mpg, 24 if highway driving (but that's not often). So astonishingly dependable that when something goes wrong, you think somebody's been fooling with it.
by a34t on Nov 20, 2002 Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan AWD
Although a plain vanilla car,
reliability has been outstanding. Only
major repair was new alternator at
100,000. Otherwise, vehicle still going
strong at over 112,000 miles. Just wish
they'd pep up the styling for this
model to compete with the Europeans.
Prices remain stable while equipment is shuffled and the LSi model is dropped. All Legacy sedans and wagons, except the Outback, sport the grille and multireflector halogen lights found on the 2.5GT. A new Limited model joins the 2.5GT lineup, and a dual power moonroof package is available for the Outback Limited wagon. Outbacks get new alloy wheels, an overhead console and longer splash guards, while midyear Outback Limiteds with revised trim and added content were dubbed 30th Anniversary models. The cold weather package has heated windshield wiper nozzles this year instead of an engine block heater. The Brighton wagon's stereo loses half its wattage, Limited models have a standard CD player and the base Outback comes with a weatherband radio. Full power airbags continue, despite new government rules allowing automakers to install reduced force bags to better protect small adults.
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