A Car With Heart
By Levendis on
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 4dr Wagon AWD
Pros: This car handles mountain
roads which only barely meet the
definition of a road and does so with
a smile. Rain doesn't faze it, and it's
taken me through a foot of fresh
snow or over ice without a slip.
Subaru has heart, and it's got the
guts of a mule. What's more, it's a
comfortable car to drive. And
although the phoney hoodscoop
looks pretentious, the overall styling
is attractive and functional.
Cons: cup holder location could be
worse, but I'm not sure how.
All wheel drive is extremely
sure-footed. And the 5 speed trans
is well matched to this snappy
engine. But for sheer "gizmos" sake,
I still get a kick out of the mechanical
Either the cupholder or the stereo
need to be in a different location.
This was a real blunder. The
switches for the road lights and
cruise control should be where they
can be seen easier.