by travelking on Jan 16, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
This is the best car I¬íve ever had.
While this car only has decent gas mileage, due mostly to the AWD, the reliability and performance of this car is unparalleled.
I bought this car new and drove it to 267,000 miles.
The problems I had with it were minor.
I¬íve gone through a couple of alternators, batteries, and clutches; but this is to be expected.
At about 230,000 miles I had to replace the sychros in the manual transmission. At around 250,000 miles I developed a radiator leak which was fixed with a bottle of radiator sealant.
The car was finally done by a broken timing belt. If I had replaced the timing belt when my mechanic advised, the little Subaru would still be on the road.
by tomday on Jan 7, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Even if the head gaskets have been done you will be doing them again between 35-40K miles.
If you own a SUbrau it's not a matter of "if" but "when" you'll be doing head gaskets to a tune of $2K to $4K.
Don't be fooled by someone trying to sell you one.
1998 - 2012 2.5L engines.
Yes, up to 2012!
If yo have one think about selling it.
by bgtpeifer222 on Oct 24, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my legacy just a few weeks ago. And talk about a big mistake. It has 180,000 miles on it and yes i know thats alot but the dealer clames they will run 280,000 easy. When i bought the car it had its normal subaru noises in it. And just today the rear of my transmission went out of it. No warning no nothing just a loud crack and then the rear of the trans binding. This car is JUNK. first and last one ill ever own.
The Brighton model is stricken from the Legacy lineup. All 2001 Legacys comply with low-emission vehicle (LEV) standards and come with standard 24-hour roadside assistance. Legacy L models now include an ambient temperature gauge, a dual-mode digital trip odometer and a fixed intermittent rear wiper with washer on the wagons. GT models feature a power moonroof, six-way power driver seat, limited-slip rear differential and multireflector halogen foglights.