by lukewarm on Jan 31, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
We went the Suba-route once the repairs
on our '90 Volvo 240DL wagon became
prohibitive. Many if not most of our
friends drive Subaru wagons (mainly
outbacks) and LOVE them. Unfortunately,
The Legacy is quite a low rider, and
the interior design seems to hinder
visibility and is a bit cramped. I'm
not that tall (5'8") and I find the
driver's seat a bit snug. The interior
styling could be a touch more
sophisticated at this price point.
But on a positive note, it handles
wonderfully in poor weather.
by LuvIt on Jan 31, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I've been driving this car for a year,
and I love it. This is my first stick
in 10 years and I now remember why I
like them. Nice shifting, great
handling car. Very comfortable for 9
hour drives. My first (and ongoing)
impression is how smooth the car is.
My biggest complaints are the
peformance of the standard tires in the
snow (goes straight great, sporting in
the turns) and the lack of get up and
go when the a/c is on. The flat four
is a great engine; sounds funky and is
the only truly smooth 4 out there.
For 2003, Subaru has added standard equipment and slightly altered available trim levels. The previous Legacy GT and GT Limited models have been consolidated into one 2.5 GT series, with all GT Limited equipment now standard. The new 2.5 GT's optional four-speed automatic now comes with a Sportshift manual mode. To fill the void created by the GT consolidation, Subaru has created an L Special Edition Package that adds several features from the 2.5 GT. Base L models now come with a standard CD player and keyless entry. 2.5 GTs have an upgraded sound system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer. Finally, all Legacys receive slightly freshened front-end styling.