by mufasa1023 on Aug 1, 2004 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 .
by ajc1961 on May 18, 2004 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
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
by cd-in-pa on Aug 25, 2003 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.
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.