2001 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: My little unstoppable AWD tank

2001 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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L Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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My little unstoppable AWD tankÖ
By travelking on


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


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.

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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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