2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - 05 GT Wagon
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2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon - Consumer Review

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05 GT Wagon
By whitehe9 on

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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

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This is the most performance for the $ you can possibly have on 4 wheels. Read the reviews - said about that. However, the 05 model and possibly others has a major problem with turbo failure, which is not the fault of the turbo but a design failure by Subaru. This is fact and other buyers and independent mechanics agree - read forums. This a $3000 repair by the dealer but you can usually find used or aftermarket turbos for $500 and have a mechanic install it but it is likely to fail again without modificaitons to the oil tubing. Bottom line is change your oil often <3000mi and buy a spare turbocharger. Out of 115,000miles, this is my only complaint (failure just outside 60k warranty period)

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FAST & FUN on all surfaces, dry, wet, and even more fun in the snow!!!!

Suggested Improvements

Create a fail safe to protect the turbo.
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