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2000 Subaru Legacy Sedan

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Very reliable ride!
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By Legacy Lover
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2000 Subaru Legacy Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD


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I bought this vehicle new in summer of 2000. It has proven to be a very well made and reliable car. The only glitch has been an engine knock sensor that malfunctioned at 70,000 miles and had to be replaced. This repair cost less than $125. Otherwise, I replaced the tires and performed scheduled maintenance. Feels like a sports car to drive! Goes great in snow and ice with all weather, siped tires, but this Sedan has lower ground clearance than the Outback, so 8" or more of snow can be difficult.


Favorite Features

Reliability but fun to drive!


Suggested Improvements

Wish it had higher ground clearance like the Outback. I would have purchased an Outback, but was tired of driving wagons.


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Same clutch
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By francois
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2000 Subaru Legacy Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD


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Hello, we have a Legacy L wagon bought new. It is still the original clutch! 80% is city driving. Comfort is bad, but I like this car. Super great on the snow, 160 hp is plenty, just have to use the shifter. We replaced: an injector, timing belt (maintenance) relay switch for fuel pump and torsion bar that broke on a dirt road. This is an incredible reliability record. However we will not buy another one because of not so good fuel mileage. My daughter will learn to drive with this car.


Favorite Features

Engine. This is a car that required a little driving skill.


Suggested Improvements

Better seats, please!


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It's an OK car
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By I like AWD
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2000 Subaru Legacy Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD


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Pretty sluggish vehicle, but handles well with the AWD, and will go anywhere. Have had numerous problems with the suspension and brake systems. Canít complain about mileage (25 avg) since it is all-time AWD.


Favorite Features

AWD is the only reason I bought this car, and it lives up to its reputation.


Suggested Improvements

I would like to see more power, and some of the recurring problems fixed; built better (brakes).


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No weaknesses
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By alaskan loyalist
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2000 Subaru Legacy Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD


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With a 5speed and taut handling it is very fun to drive. Fuel economy is decent considering ALL FOUR WHEELS are being driven ALL THE TIME. This is what pushes Subarus to the head of the pack in Alaska, and accounts for their well-deserved ubiquity. Standard ABS (unlike Honda and Toyota), another Alaskan-friendly feature that dramatically improves stopping performance on ice. Typically unassailable Japanese reliabiliy round out the package. AWD costs $10K more from VW/Audi, plus their reliability is the pits and you have to let the tranny shift for you (on the Passat 4motion)! I think not!


Favorite Features

Traction, classic unpretentious looks, reliability, superlative crash test scores, standard ABS, available manual transmission.


Suggested Improvements

I have only one complaint with the sedan: the entire back seat should fold down, instead of just one middle "pass-through" section. Having the armrest is nice, but it limits your cargo capacity compared to the competition. Abviously this flaw is not present in the Legacy wagon.


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Do it all car
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By MTfellow
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2000 Subaru Legacy Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

Good car, better priced than some; the Legacy upgrade in 2000 was excellent...a far better car than the 1999. Better engine appreciated, as it's still a bit underpowered, but zippy enough in sedan form. Interior exponentially better; gas mileage not good at all for this size car...I've never come close to their 'estimates.' AWD works great in snow, as touted, super all-weather car...in warm climates, a different car is probably better, just for the gas mileage alone. A ruggedly handsome car, does everything well...very versatile. Legacy sedan peppier and slicker than the Forester, but you give up some cargo room.


Favorite Features

AWD of course; 2000 interior much improved; engine decent; good handling capabilities; decent price.


Suggested Improvements

Better stock tires, better auto transmission (needs some gear ratio help); not the build quality of other imports in this class. Gas mileage too close to SUV status.


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