A tight chassis, a turbocharged engine and a slick cockpit have transformed the all-wheel-drive Legacy into a serious driver's car. Whether you're an enthusiast in need of four doors or a safety-conscious parent in need of some fun, this one is worth a try.
by dougiej on Feb 19, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
ought at 45,000, now have 77,000. have replaced turbo, gas tank, power steering pump, transaxle, rack and pinion on right side, head gasket leak, #3 cylinder coil and spark plug, and now the timing chain kit needs replacing ?
by belaircarguy on Feb 18, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
Bought a 2005 Legacy GT Limited Wagon for my college daughter.
100,000 miles on it, but was well cared for by an adult owner.
Interior looks new, and paint is flawless.
Turbo engine is powerful and car is fun to drive.
Built quality of a Subaru is second to none.
Overall, could not be happier.
Did know that at this mileage I would need to replace the timing belt/water pump/drive belts and also needs new spark plugs.
Cannot complain, as this is normal maintenance items.
by rumbah1 on Nov 15, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
I just traded my 2005 Legacy GT sedan in which I had bought new in 05.
I didn't want to get rid of this car. I loved driving it.
SO much fun!
However, it was not without problems.
Within the time I had it there were many electrical problems.
The biggest one was a throttle sensor went.
This almost caused some serious accidents until they could figure out what was going on. The seat heaters went out. The power windows went out.
The radio display lights went out and also would lock up on me. The power steering fluid had leads and the CV boots cracked.
I traded it in for a 2012 Acura TSX wagon because I wanted to end our relationship on a high note before dumping more $$ into repairs.
An all-new and vastly improved Legacy is introduced in sedan and wagon body styles. Topping the list of upgrades are a 250-horsepower turbocharged engine, a stylish new interior and a full menu of airbags.