Too my surprise, not only was the '01 Legacy GT a more attractive car on the outside (compared to the '99), but the interior was redesigned. A very important selling point since the '99 generation had a cup holder that covered the stereo.
I love this car; it handles well (GT) in all conditions and is very comfortable. The interior is laid out very well and all instruments are easy to identify and operate.
I highly recommend checking out the Legacy GT if you are into the high teens/low twenties price range.
To Subaru: Upgrade the occansional cheap plastic and offer a V6 engine! If you do, you can compete better w/ VW and Audi.
AWD, handling, the layout of the interior and the upgraded stereo system w/ subwoofer.
Subaru did the right thing by significantly redesigning the interior from the '99 Legacy generation, but too much cheap plastic still exists.
MUST offer a V6 ASAP!
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