1998 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Beware of the horizontal time

1998 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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GT Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Beware of the horizontal time bomb
By Timberwolf530 on


1998 Subaru Legacy GT 4dr Sedan AWD


At 80,000 mi. My GT started to run rough. I took it to Tom Wood.They threw about $1000 in parts at it, but could not fix it. Took it to a different dealer and they told me one of my pistons was bad (wrist pin) and it cost more to replace one than to install a new engine. $6000, 2 mos later it was back , but never did run right again. Neither the dealer or Subaru seemed to care what happened. Subaru has nice looking fun to drive cars, but dealer and coporate support is terrible.What disappointed me the most was that I loved Subarus before this happened. We also owned a '99 Outback. After this happend, we traded both cars and have sworn off Subarus for good.

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AWD, handling, looks

Worst Features

Just like everyone else, the cup holder drove me nuts, more power. Get a customer service dept that cares about its customers. Be more cautious choosing dealerships.
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