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2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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


Review

I didn't plan on buying another Subaru.
We have an Outback, which was great for
skiing and well put together. But I needed
a new car and drove the Hondas,
Toyotas, Golfs, Passats, etc. Great
cars all, but no soul, no real road
handling. Found myself back at the
Subaru dealer test driving a Legacy
sedan. Not the prettiest car -- but what
a great road handling car! I guess its the
AWD that gives it that great road feel.
My only complaint after 22,000 miles is
it is a bit jerky at low rpms. Incredible
brakes, zippy when passing on quiet
country roads and handles so incredibly
well in the corners.


Best Features

Handles incredibly well, zippy enough that I have a big smile plastered to my face after passing, quiet, 29-30 mpg all the time, great visibility and a thermometer that tells me the outside temp.


Worst Features

Better computer/throttle controls at low rpm. If "0" was your foot fully off the gas pedal and "10" all the way down, there is no "1" -- just a "0" or a "2". Hard to be smooth when that happens. I'm convinced it is something to do with the computer chip and nothing mechanical.


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


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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Don't Make the Same Mistake I Did
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By Yessir Arafat
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2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Subaru does not stand behind their
product. The glass window on the
passenger side front door exploded for
no reason when my daughter opened the
door one morning. She sustained injury
to her eye - scratched cornea and cut
under the eyelid. Subaru would not
repair the car under warranty. I went
so far as to contact the President of
Subaru of America for help and got
none. They were extremely rude, which
added insult to injury. The next time
I see them will be in court. Save
yourself the hassle - buy a Nissan
Altima or Toyota Corolla.


Worst Features

Subaru needs to learn how to build safe cars and how to treat customers with respect.


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A nice riding car
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By Ajene
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2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have not purchase the Legacy, but I
test drove. I enjoyed the suspension
that was supplied on the car. The ride
was very smooth and comfortable. Also,
the 4 cylinder boxer engine produced
enough power to push the car as if it
was a V6. The only problem I had was
the rear seating capacity. There was
not enough room for people who want to
sit in the rear seat.


Best Features

The suspensions,the boxer engine, ABS, and AWD.


Worst Features

More room for people in the rear seats.


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Good car for the price!
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By Hokiebird
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2002 Subaru Legacy Sedan L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We were already convinced of Subaru's reliability record with our first used 1993 Legacy L Wagon. It's up to 220,000 miles and the only major repairs we've made were to replace a front axle and a new alternator.
We choose a new 2002 sedan this time around, and have been very happy with through the first 15,000 miles.


Best Features

Reliability, solid build, good gas milage and road handling, AWD, excellent safety features. (including ABS standard)


Worst Features

The automatic shifting is a bit rough and lathargic, but the engine has plenty of passing power when needed.


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