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.
by Ronn on Jul 17, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Bought this car used in 2002 with 11,000 miles. Now has 120,000. Has been very reliable. Replaced the clutch and viscous coupler at 110,000. Otherwise, just regular maintenance. Could use more power, but the 165 hp is adequate and gets decent gas mileage. Handles very well for a sedan. The AWD is great in rain.
by TW24 on Feb 4, 2003 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Legacy GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I tow my small 500lb sailboat with it.
Pack all my sailing/camping gear in it,
climbed some of the longest grades with
weekend gear no problem.
The breaks have been great, no warped
discs at 65,000. Finally a car with
adequate breaks. Engine has been bullet
proof with synthetic oil every 5000
Factory Tires have proven to be cost
effective and reasonably durable
considering the type and cost of the
Handling: There aren't very many 4-door
sedans for less than $30,000 that claw
through corners like the GT Legacy.
Without a bike rack on top 32MPG per
tank at 70-75mph.
With bike rack, 28-30 MPG. With boat in
tow 25-28 MPG.
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.