Transmission going at 85,000 miles.
Heard that this is an issue that Subaru
will not admit is a problem. Cup
holders in a very stupid place, Cannot
get to heating controls when cups in
holders also they are right above the
CD player so pray that you don't spill
anything. Would not recomment
purchasing this car!
I like the car very much but not after
seeing the dealership. The car is
troubled after 50K miles. The whole car
will shake from RPM 2500 to 3200. My
transmission forward will delayed. The
dealer has not willing to fix the car
problems and keep ignore me coz my car
still under the powertrain warranty(no
money to earn).
Dealer just keep postpone the fix time
and put all problems on Subaru Corp.
It's waste me lot of time without solve
my car problems. I don't think I will
buy Subaru car in rest of my life just
because the dealer so terrible.
Reliability and meterial quality.
Burnt valve. Complete engine
replacement. Need I say more, but I
will. We (family) bought this car as
an SUV/Minivan alternative and as a
good, all-around utility vehicle, but
now that we have 2 kids it is way too
small. The car is completely
underpowered--I always had my foot to
the floor. Both my wife and I have
owned three subarus in the past, but
we are now thru. I needed 150,000
miles out of this one, and only got
half that. Its now for sale, after a
$3,000 repair. After a little
research, It appears that they had
problems with this engine and reverted
back to the SOHC design the next year.
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 4dr Sedan AWD
In and out of the shop. Warranty is
Complained about the need for the
latest repair..it magically disappeared
today,BUT something more expensive
noisy motor sounds.....
finish is not holding up,
lots of rattlesWhy didn't I buy a Honda
better paint, cup holder, keypads &
check on your dealerships,
Owning my 1999 Subaru SUS has been a nightmare. I bought it used with around 100,000 miles on it. Mechanic checked it out said it was in good condition, all it needed was a new timing belt (standard maintenance for Subarus at that mileage). Ok, I could deal with that.
A few months later, the problems really began. I can't even remember what the first repair was, but it cost $600. Later on, my rear U-joint was bad, but on a Subaru you have to fix the whole drive shaft. That was another $350. Then the front right wheel bearing - another $600. This is all within one year of ownership.
I don't drive like a jerk. My friends call me a granny driver, so it's not like I'm beating the car up. UGH!
Heated seats and mirrors, all-wheel drive, body style, powerful for it's size, decent gas mileage (when it's working properly)
Where do I begin? This car is completely unreliable. I've spent more money repairing it than it is worth, and it still needs thousands of dollars worth in more repairs. Suggested improvement: make a better car.
Oh, and the cup holder placement is terrible. Right above the radio, makes no sense.
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