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Still Chugging 10 Years Later
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By AndieY's Hubcap
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1998 Subaru Legacy Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Cupholders. The Forester's cupholders are in between front seats - very clumsy to use. Legacy's are flimsy, but much more convenient. Huge storage space compared to Forester '08.


Suggested Improvements

The front seats are uncomfortable during long drives. Subaru fixed this as of the '08 Forester.


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1998 Subaru Legacy Sedan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By a34t
on

Vehicle

1998 Subaru Legacy Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Reliability and four wheel drive.


Suggested Improvements

Styling and the seats (but better seats and improved engineering are found in more recent Legacies. Overall, a very good brand. They should really upgrade the styling to compete with European cars (but leave the engineering alone).


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