2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Car is OK in most respects ( handling,
ride, etc. AWD system shines in poor
Car is only adequately powered (165hp)
and the AWD system is heavy, making
the car sluggish. 4 spd auto trans
geared too steeply for engine power,
hunts in and out of gears. Fuel
economy awful, 16 mpg average and my
wife is not a leadfoot. If you can
find a 5 spd manual car, get it.
Lack of power should be fixed with the
optional 5 spd auto and 250 hp turbo 4
in the 2005 car.
AWD system, handling, exterior styling
(kind of bland, but a handsome car in
dark blue with the optional 16 in
Fuel economy (no 4 cylinder car should
average less than 20 mpg) build
quality, engine power and transmission
gearing. The last two should be fixed
by the 05 which has a 5 speed auto
optional and a turbocharged 250hp four
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