2003 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Poor quality can't hide

2003 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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L Special Edition Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Poor quality can't hide
By louis Eastman on


2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Not happy with braking system, chews up rotors and discs, air conditioning system needs to be recharged yearly, heating system does not heat floor very well. Destroys tires, less than 20000 miles for tires. The entire undercarriage is rusted out after only 5 years; this is a major problem. Two pistons were replaced under warranty and now the remaining two are near failure and are not covered. I would not recommend this vehicle to another person.

Best Features

Car does handle the road very well and it goes in the snow.

Worst Features

Better quality control at the factory would solve the engine problems. As far as the rusting, better metal or an anticorrode coat of the undercarriage might help.
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By 2003legacy
on 02/10/12 12:26 PM (PST)

do you drive your car in a demolition derby or what?

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By subaruwrx41
on 11/14/15 22:25 PM (PST)

First, rotors and discs are the same thing Second, get the AC leak tested Third, get a proper alignment so you don't chew tires Fourth, what's stopping you from getting the car undercoated? older cars are known to rust

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