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2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan

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Subarus are over rated
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mr.z
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2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I was very excited when I ordered my Subaru. That all ended after two weeks of ownership thats when the steering started going in and out. I never had a road noise issues it was the wind blowing through the window that never closed proper after two years that I had issue with. That was fixed four times it never lasted more than two weeks. At three years old the car started rusting (body and brake lines), the ABS was no longer working at this point. Maybe I expect to much when I pay $27k car. Last thing I had flat once and the jack broke. I sold this car with over 59k on it.


Best Features

A fun car that did well in snow with a nice feeling 5 speed.


Worst Features

RUST. So much rust a three year old car should not need major under body repair for rust


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Worst car I ever owned
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By thebaaron
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2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I picked up this car with 30k miles in great shape and right away started having problems with window seals, moon roof seal, O2 sensors, head lights, check engine light, heat shield, clutch, electrical bugs, you name it, I've fixed it, until finally with 70k miles on the odometer, the engine jumped time and bent all the valves costing me $3500. No aftermarket support either, because no one wants anything to do with this lemon. I can't say that I blame them. I can't wait to be rid of this heap.


Best Features

Good looking car. The AWD feels more confident than the Volvo or Audi.


Worst Features

Grossly underpowered engine, sub standard brakes, sloppy feeling 5 speed.


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quality declines in late model Subarus
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ssa
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2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Less than 26000 miles and have had
major brake job (all 4 wheels), new
clutch, repeated problems with wind
noise and 'check engine' light coming
on. Basically a big dissapointment
compared to the many Subaru's I've
owned in the past.


Best Features

4-wheel drive


Worst Features

Brakes suck, big time!


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No Nonsense Performance & Practicality
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By jcgolfer
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2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car is exactly what I had hoped it
would be. It is primarily a practical
car with enough flair to make it fun and
pleasurable to own and drive. The GT
version handles well enough to have some
sporting fun while the all-wheel drive
allows you to drive relatively
aggressively in the snow and ice. It is
essentially a 12 month, 4-season GT car.


Best Features

The all-wheel drive feature allows me to tool around briskly in foul weather. The GT package make handling on good roads really quite sufficient, I'm rarely able to make my tires squeal as I throw the car around curves. At the same time it's a good quiet touring car.


Worst Features

The interior is somewhat boring although practical. However I'm glad that Subaru didn't try to make it luxurious. "Luxury/performance" vehicle is an oxy-moron to me. The only other improvement I'd like to see is in the sound system. The sound from the radio and speakers seems cheap to me.


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Love the Legacy
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By bunsbuggy
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2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Purchased in November of 2001, I love
the car. It is great driving in snow
or ice, all four wheels keep you going
straight as an arrow. The AWD feels
cool around corners too, you can feel
the weight shift and the gripping tires
rail you around the corner, it's
awesome.

Fuel economy disappoints at 21 in city,
24 on highway. I have the manual
tranny, its fun to use. The back
window defroster is weak, takes forever
to defrost. Otherwise, solid
manufacturing, should last 200,000
miles i hope.


Best Features

The AWD system is incredible. Peppy engine, reliable car.


Worst Features

Would love to get 25 to 30 in gas mileage. Put wiper on back window since defroster is weak. The sponge circles in the drink holders allow dirt and crumbs to get caught down there.


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