Used 2003 Subaru Legacy L Wagon Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2003 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

2 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Legacy model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Helpful|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Eh... won't do again
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By thumbsabit down
on

Vehicle

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


Review

Liked it alot when I bought it -but won't do this model again. Many people I know LOVE their Subaru- but, IMHO- it's too much $$ for the bang. Our plan was to buy a new car that we can drive for many years. It's cramped when 4 in the car- and worse if an avg size dog comes with us. Exterior paint stinks-chips easily. Too many blind spots to find during test-drive. (I didn't read the articles for testing- beforehand.) Thought gas would be better- 19-21 is best mileage yet.Don't fall for the brouha-ha... I'm going with Honda or Toyota for my next car- asap.


Favorite Features

We upgraded to leather seats. Love the dual roofs.


Suggested Improvements

Better the gas mileage; improve the pick up; loose the blind spots.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

8 years on: many major repairs
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By tommchugh
on

Vehicle

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


Review

Bought this car new in 2003 because of manual transmission,wagon&4wheel disc. Until 2006 this was a reasonable car for my wife to drive for errands and commute. 2006 brought out the true character, noticed the clutch slipping at 48K. Had moved, took it to a dealer in new location, need 3 part clutch and brakes, calipers and rotors for ~$4.2K. Brakes had never "chirped", pass. front rotor very thin. Subaru after much back and forth did the parts but not the labor ($2.4K) at 48,000 miles. Fast forward to 2011, front brakes rotors and calipers @ 8 K mi., and today at 88K same for rears + fluid flush because of heat damage. Called Subaru today, thanked for report. Will NOT buy Subaru again


Suggested Improvements

Quality and durability is poor. I would rank it below that of British Leyland (Triumph) of the 1970s. Costs of repair need to be improved. 60K suggested maintainence was in excess of $800. Buckets need more support, 500 miles in a day is hard on the back.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411