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2003 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Reviews

2003 Subaru Legacy

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By dborsheim
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2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

There is no harshness in the ride of
this smallish car. The seats are great.
My arthritic 57 year old back feels fine
even after all day trips. I had looked
at Accord, Camry, A4, etc before buying
the SE and I like its distinctive
appearance. Fit and finish are
excellent, handling is fun and
predictable, but the overall suppleness
of its ride has really impressed me.


Best Features

Comfortable ride and predictable handling would be my favorite features. A widower since May, my new lady friend thinks it is "me", so I guess that's OK.


Worst Features

I'm over 6' tall so I'd like a telescoping wheel, and though I find 165 hp OK for me, about 20 more would be nice.


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My fourth Subaru
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By Vince Toman
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2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I haven't had this particular car long but it is
my 4th Subaru and I know what to expect. So
far, this vehicle has met all of my expectations
of fit and finish and overall performance. I
expect the winter driving experience to meet
all of my expectations as well.
I picked this car up on Tuesday and drove it
1200 miles to Ohio without a mechanical
problem. There was some wind noise at
speeds around 45 mph that I didn't expect
and when I returned, I mentioned this to the
dealer and they were able to correct that by
adjusting the glass track and replacing a
mirror gusset (?). It now has the quiet ride I
anticipated.


Best Features

The fit and finish overall. The solid feel of the vehicle. The "ride" is what I'd expect from a car of this type - smooth and relatively quiet.


Worst Features

The gas milage is a drawback. If Subaru could push this over 30 mpg, they wouldn't be able to make enough of them. I also think they should make the intermittent wipers adjustable (on all models), instead of one speed.


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SUPER VALUE & FUN, TOO
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By LADriver
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2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Here in L.A., this car is uncommon, and
that's a nice thing. GREAT handling on
city streets & canyon roads, smooth and
solid ride, quiet and comfortable in
most situations. There's none of the
vibration when idling you often feel in
4 cylinder cars. AWD gives it a heavy,
solid feel. If you like the feel of
AWD, don't miss out on Subaru. The '05
Legacy design is one to watch for!


Best Features

AWD feel, love the SE edition alloys, fog lights, suspension


Worst Features

Add remote trunk opener to key fob, trunk net in sedan, 60/40 fold-down rear seat, lumbar support for driver, & conceal coin holders in console.


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Best Wagon for the $
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By Richardson
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2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

After test driving both the Passat and
Volvo V70 series wagons we weren't
totally satisfied. Then we decided to
give Subaru a try. First we drove a
base model Outback & liked the look but
not all the features. Then the sales
person showed us the 2.5 GT Legacy
wagon. We kept the car over night and
really tested it out. The handling is
superb, sound system rocks! Seats are
comfortable with plenty of room to
spare. We were a bit worried that the 4
cyl. engine wouldn't be enough power,
but it's fine for most driving and it's
quieter.


Best Features

Stereo, storage capacity, AWD, gas milage! Sport Shift is fun to play with.


Worst Features

If Subaru added a spoiler & splash guards to GT model for improved look & this car would be hard to beat!


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By EMIL TOLEDO
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2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I replaced a Passat and found the
subaru less powerful and providing
less gas milage than the Passat.The
pluses are the all drive and the fa.ct
that it runs on low test gas.The
superior reliability and better
braking are also plusses so on balance
I like it better than the Passat.


Best Features

ALL DRIVE SYSTEM.WORKS WITH LOW TEST GAS.Good frequence of repair record.


Worst Features

Poorer acceleration than a Passat despite having the slightly higher HP (165 vs 160) and 10% lower gas milage than the Passat.No full sized tire spare.


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