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2003 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Reviews

2003 Subaru Legacy

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All the bells and whistles
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jason Kellner
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Vehicle

2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Coming from an AWD Impreza, I thought
the handling was good. My 03 Legacy GT
far surpasses it. Because it sticks to
the road like glue, I can keep up with
Porsches and BMWs easily on mountain
roads and fly right by clumsy SUVs. I
test drove one with an automatic, and
the complaints about power with this
trans are warranted. I got a 5-speed
and the sluggishness issues were
resolved. I'm averaging 28 MPG in mixed
driving. What's best is the '03
and '04 GTs have every option
imagineable -- In-dash CD changer,
heated leather seats w/side airbags,
heated mirrors,
windshield wiper de-icer, fog lights,
16-inch wheels, moonroof, etc. Very
hard to find a 5-speed.


Best Features

Handling and options.


Worst Features

I'd suggest making it lighter and better on gas, which they did with the '05 (non-turbo) versions. Don't care much for the faux wood grain.


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Performance
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Fun To Drive
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Build Quality
Reliability
By Brandon Schultz
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Vehicle

2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We have owned our Legacy 2.5 GT for 6
months. It handles better than any car
I have ever owned. However, it has
some design problems. When the clutch
is cold, the car will vibrate
excessively and now it has begun to
make unusual whining noises. If you
don't slam the doors, they don't close,
and when the doors are slammed it
starts to rattle. Sometimes you can
push the remote 30 times and only the
driver door will unlock although you
hear a beep with each push. Other
times, two beeps is enough. A little
more hp would be better. You have to
be He-Man to put it into reverse. Look
at other brands before you buy this
Subaru.


Best Features

Performance. This car turns a corner like no other.


Worst Features

Better build quality on the doors and transmission. Considering the price, the WRX engine should be standard in this car.


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This is the car of my DREAMS!
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By Etiklleh
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Vehicle

2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is my fourth Subaru. After two
Legacy wagons and an Impreza Sport
Coupe, I was ready to go for the real
style of the line. I have NOT been
disappointed.

I get comments all the time about how
classy the car looks. As for
performance, I get the most out of the 4
cylinder engine. And the handling is
outstanding.

I am loyal to Subaru through and
through, and I've even converted several
friends and family.


Best Features

I LOVE the heated outside mirrors. Never had them before, but they really are handy. And I'm partial to my leather interior, but it wouldn't be good without the heated seats.


Worst Features

None come to mind.


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Great looking date, but has to get loose
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Plains Drifter
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Vehicle

2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I find the look of the legacy to be
attractive but my beef with the car is
clear in the amount of HP it has. This
car is built for safety first and that
as the driver you certainly can tell.
However, with safety comes alot of
weight and this car needs at least
another 25hp & also a 6spd tranny. On
the bright side, I've never driven a
sports car that handles better, the AWD
is awesome and this car is just as sure
footed on wet ground as it is on dry
ground


Best Features

AWD system - handling in any weather


Worst Features

25hp more and a 6spd


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