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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan

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By wysiwyg08620
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I have been a Subaru owner for 17 years, this being my 4th Subaru. I have been waiting for Subaru to come out with a turbo charged Legacy since the sport sedan (I owned a '92 with 140k miles). Given my previous experiences with Subaru, this is a great car. Some may say that it is not the fastest or best handling or even the most stylish, but it certainly has more than a fair share of each. Include the performance and style with reliability and I feel that it is a great buy. On my wish list is that the 2.5 was the same as the 300HP found in the STi. Also, the CD player's 'random' function does not go between the CDs and the FM/AM/CD function button is a bit far away for the driver to reach.


Best Features

250 HP Good auto transmission with the ability to shift on the steering wheel. Subaru reliability.


Worst Features

Use the 300HP STi engine. FM/AM/CD function button too far to reach. CD player's 'random' function does not go between the CDs. Fold down rear seats.


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could be a mistake
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By puglover
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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The transmission on my 05 sedan failed at 7,700 miles. A bushing failed causing the seal to burst and then catastrophic failure, high and low clutch burnout, etc. I'm concerned now about the quality of my Subaru.


Best Features

I like the AWD and the way my car clings to the road in all weather conditions.


Worst Features

Make it possible to clean transmission fluid out of exhaust channels after seal burst so you don't have noxious fumes forever. I've been told there is no solution to the after-repair burning fluid problem.


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By micpudge
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Great car, fun to drive, lots of horsepower, great handling, I love this car, bought for $28,700, new with 267 miles on it. The motor is a little noisy but you don't hear it inside, and the performance makes up for it. I like the performance shift on the steering wheel but would rather have a stereo volume control. High performance, great car otherwise and with 4 doors for the kids.


Best Features

250 horses of raw turbo charged screaming power, one of the fastest cars I have owned.


Worst Features

Move the stereo volume control on the steering wheel and take the speed shifter for the transmission off. Lose some outside engine noise.


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This is a Subaru?
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By jen1972
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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Driving out to look at the Acura one more time and possibly sign papers on it, I passed the Subaru dealership. I'm so glad I did because it was love at first sight. I drove the Legacy and the Acura was a distant memory. For much less money I got much more car. I wasn't expecting this much; after all, I owned a '91 Legacy and it was a very reliable but very basic car. This car is beautiful and a blast to drive. Has everything I want and more. All of which was standard equipment! 250 HP, ventilated heated leather seats, 6 CD changer, dual climate control, Sportshift, 17" low profile wheels, signal indicators on side mirrors, DRL, AWD, fuel usage and temp display. All this for around $26,000.


Best Features

Comfy seats, dual climate control, MOMO steering wheel, and the fact that there aren't a squillion of these cars on the road...yet.


Worst Features

Only 1,000 miles in and I'm hearing rattles from the dash area. Slightly annoying! Fuel economy could be better but it's worth it. Taller arm rest should be standard. Drink holders are big enough to hold Super Big Gulps which makes smaller containers fall over. Stand close when using remote entry.


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Joy to Drive
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By vchxxx
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I have 4000 on the odometer and this car is still a hoot to drive. Everything works well, except Tiptronic is a bit hesitant to upshift. AWD great with the turbo. Other two cars are a Lexus GS430 and Miata. My preference is still between the Miata and Subie. Love the looks of this car. Ride is firm but comfortable. Great car for the money.


Best Features

Ride and handling.


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