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Best Car Ever, so far
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By iluvcar
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2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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It may be a little early to write a review. I've owned the car since 120,xxx, it has 150,000 now. This car is solid. I've had no major mechanical issues. With some weight reduction and iridium spark plugs, this car can easily get 22 city/ 28 hwy mpg. I bought it in May 2013 for $2,400.


Best Features

Great suspension, and anti-lock disc brakes all-around. The unique horizontally opposed Boxer engine is extremely reliable. Cold A/C, power everything, cruise control. This car feels like luxury to me, and it's a blast to drive in the winter!


Worst Features

The only improvement Subaru could have made would be to the automatic transmission. It's a bit sluggish, and the slightly underpowered engine doesn't help.


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By carrotts
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2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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love this car, did all the usual things before-car for 2/3yrs then changed for a new one, had this one from 2005, had a new engine at 80.000miles, (did,nt know about the head gasket), and now at 149.000miles, costs a fortune in fuel, lots of niggles that need addressing regularly but drive this or another tin box give me scoobie every day, I have the comfort pack and would sit comfortable in this car all day.


Best Features

Engine/comfort and all the toys.


Worst Features

lose the middle rear headrest.


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My little unstoppable AWD tankÖ
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By travelking
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2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the best car Iíve 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. Iíve 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.


Best Features

The AWD makes this car perfect for outdoor enthusiast. This is also a very easy car to work on. The seats fold down flat making plenty of room for cargo, sleeping, dogs, etc...


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Don't even think of it!
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By tomday
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2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Even if the head gaskets have been done you will be doing them again between 35-40K miles. Bottom line 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. Years affected. 1998 - 2012 2.5L engines. Yes, up to 2012! If yo have one think about selling it.


Best Features

It is fun to drive but just don't trust it.


Worst Features

Subaru just needs to step up to the plate and drop their current engine design. Start over!


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First and last subaru. Their junk
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By bgtpeifer222
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2001 Subaru Legacy GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Somewhat fast. Sounds good with a little purr in the exhaust


Worst Features

Build it better next time around. Or just dont buy one


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