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2001 Subaru Legacy

   
 
Subaru Legacy Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2001 Subaru Legacy

  • A capable all-weather sedan or wagon for an agreeable price.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    All-wheel drive all the time, sharp styling, a host of standard features.

  • Cons

    Side airbags available only on Limited models, lethargic automatic transmission.

  • What's New for 2001

    The Brighton model is stricken from the Legacy lineup. All 2001 Legacys comply with low-emission vehicle (LEV) standards and come with…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (6 total reviews)


Great first 'adult' car

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car with 60,000 miles from a graduating med student and so got an amazing price. It's a great car and a nice change from my old ford ranger. AWD is amazing the engine is peppy unless the a/c is on then in drags a bit and has to be punched up a bit to accelerate. Has no glaring problems. Windshield does whistle a bit with crosswinds and it has a strange rattle noise during low end acceleration sometimes but still runs perfectly. It corners like it's on rails .




Great winter car, has some

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased this car for winter driving in NJ and it was FANTASTIC considering the brutal winters for 2002-4. Some quirks I've noticed are the occasional burning smell coming from the vents after bad weather driving (probably an AWD thing) and a whistling windshield in high crosswinds when all windows are rolled up. Neither of these can be addressed by the dealer, of course. Through various internet user groups, it seems these are common Subaru quirks and although annoying, are mostly sporatic and shouldn't deter anyone from buying this car.




Best buy for money

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

While I've only had the Legacy for a short time (will review in another year after another 20k miles) it is one of the best cars for the money. I bought mine used for a very fair price. I compared the Legacy with the Accord, Camry and Altima and found that price alone was one of the best features. Performance in the Legacy surpased all the above cars. Interior and exterior design are simple but very appealing. Solid value.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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Full 2001 Subaru Legacy Review

What's New for 2001

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.

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trolleyop
trolleyop
12-26-2008
Last night the lights on my 97 Subaru Legacy GT were changing from dim when I was idling to normal when I accelerated. I could hear the speed of the heater fan varying, too....


francolini
francolini
11-15-2009
we have a 2001 outback legacy..purchased used earlier this year. leaking oil, mechanic said it was a head gasket issue, estimated cost of $1,600 to fix. We want to keep the car and are wondering if ...


chriswanson
chriswanson
04-10-2010