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Good car, not great
By Ajluptak on
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2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
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Car is OK in most respects ( handling, ride, etc. AWD system shines in poor conditions. 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.
Favorite Features
AWD system, handling, exterior styling (kind of bland, but a handsome car in dark blue with the optional 16 in alloy wheels)
Suggested Improvements
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 available.
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