2002 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Could have been great, but...
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2002 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

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Could have been great, but...
By Dr. Alif Terranson on

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2002 Subaru Legacy GT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

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The performance of the 4 wheezing mice just doesn't cut it. I actually thought the car had a problem, and brought it in for service - the service manager stated that this was "just the way it is with the newer Subarus, because of the emissions control requirements". This is, of course, pure BS, as I have an even newer car (from another manufacturer) that meets emissions without this performance hit. The performance is *so* bad that I was going to upgrade to the 6cyl, unfortunately, a drive in that confirmed that this is a design issue, and not an engine size problem.

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This car is fun to drive, and has great mileage.

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The cheap plastics need to go: the car isn't even three, and half the plastic things in the care have either broken, cracked, or "depressed" (weird kind of sinking down effect - I've never seen this in my other Subarus). I think they just botched the 2002s.
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