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2002 Subaru Legacy

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By wew
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2002 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I had this subie for 9 months. It blow one head gasket. So I replaced both of them, after 700 miles it cracked a head. The head lights keep burning out. Wind noise is very loud. Its just a junkie car. Rust is coming in on the rear doors buy the seams. I wash and take care of my cars. But after 5 years and 85,000 miles its just junkie. I will never buy a sub again.


Favorite Features

AWD is ok but the rearend wants to come around when you step on the gas.


Suggested Improvements

Build a better engine. And cut the price of the parts.


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A bit disappointed
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By SSmith2
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2002 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought a 5 speed Legacy L wagon in August 2001. I had driven a 1995 Brighton for years. I put very few miles (3100 in almost 9 months!) on the car as I commute by bicycle most of the time. In many ways, the 2001 seems to be more shoddily constructed than my '95. The clutch is grabby, it has an odd groan in the steering when executing tight, low-speed maneuvers, the paint has a lot of orange peel, the wheels were unbalanced, the driver's door really takes a slam to get it to shut, and the fuel filler door is misaligned.


Favorite Features

Very smooth, supple ride. Good handling characteristics, AWD when you need it.


Suggested Improvements

Build quality is an issue, it feels pretty sluggish Also, compared to our'95 Camry, the interior feels pretty cramped. Three kid's carseats/boosters hardly fit. I hate to say it, but I regret buying it.


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Be cautious if buying used
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By bm16v
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2002 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this vehicle used and it has not been a great experience. Overall, the car is ok but if you are in the market for this model, go above and beyond to see if the vehicle has any oil consumption issues. My car eats oil like crazy and after researching "oil consumption subaru" I have learned I am not alone. I've switched to a thicker oil and have just learned to live with the issue. I have had several VW's and now appreciate what I had with the VR6 engine. Looking forward to seeing how this thing does in the snow, but I really don't like driving this car. Subarus can be good, but this thing is getting sold in the spring.


Favorite Features

All Wheel Drive and 4 cylinder combination in a sedan.


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Clutch issues
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By krussell
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2002 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I had to replace the clutch in 2008 and now am told I need another clutch! Quoted price is $1000 this seems ridiculous to me. HELP!


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love it
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By subiegirl
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2002 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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love it!AWD is the best ever invented!


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