2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this car brand new seven years ago thinking that since it was a Subaru I wouldn't have to worry about a major repair bill until well after it hit 100,000 mi....I was wrong. This car only has 86,000 mi. on it and the cylinder head gasket is leaking. Cost estimate for repair is $920 to repair the one, and if I want to replace both the estimate is around $1700. Shortly after I bought the car, Subaru had a recall on it to fix something in the transmission. So much for the Subaru reputation for building a reliable car. Another irritation is the heater, it gets my right foot nice and toasty but leaves my left foot cold. On the positive side; it is a comfortable ride.
My favorite feature is the color, Seamist Green. Also, there is lots of cargo room when the seat is folded down.
Install better quality gaskets. Find a way to heat the driver side floor.