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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan

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


Review

This vehicle handles like a dream. As a 4 cylinder you would never know it by the quick aeceleration. The leather interior and climate control make it a very comfortable ride. This is one vehicle that begs to be driven.


Best Features

The best features on this vehicle have to be the instrument brightness button, two controls for the sun/moon roof, sports shift, and the 6 CD changer in the dash.


Worst Features

Beef this sedan up to the same 300 HP you find in the STI. Place audio controls on the back of the steering wheel. Add auto door locks at 15 MPH.


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Legacy GT-- Best Bang for the Buck
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By wsholar
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Thrilled with my GT-- fast, nimble, stable, smooth, comfortable, quiet, reliable, and practical. What more could you possibly want from a $25K sport sedan? Maybe a German badge?


Best Features

Speed and handling.


Worst Features

More speed and better handling.


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As always...
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By i know more than you
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

As always, the NA market doesn't get the best. Everywhere in the world except North America they get the original Legacy, which has HIDs, DVD, GPS, navigation, better tires and windshield wipers, more toys, better looking front and rear bumpers, as well as many others. On the other hand, since many Americans think bigger is better, we get bigger engine (but not more horsepower) and bumpers (the original smaller ones look 10 times better). And since typical Americans are not willing to pay "too much" for a "Subaru," the Legacy comes standard with poor all-season tires that don't perform well in almost any situation, especially in snow and rain.


Best Features

Power, AWD.


Worst Features

Tires, windshield wipers, bumpers.


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SUBARU GT LTD LEGACY
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By GERALD EGNA
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

This is my third Subaru, and the best. Previously had 1999 Outback, 2002 Outback and now '05 GT Limited Legacy. This is by far the most fun to drive car I have owned. I have had quite a few people ask me about my car, and highly recommend it.


Best Features

4WD, 5 speed auto, turbo 250hp, leather seats, excellent build quality.


Worst Features

Passenger seat should be six way adjustable, same as drivers seat. Make rear seats fold down, as in '99 models. Needs rain gutters so that when door is opened rain doesn't enter car. Increase gas mileage, and be able to use regular gas instead of premium. Make car easier to enter.


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Best in Snow, fun in sun
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By DrM
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

A survived a 40 mile commute during this last Ohio winter because of this car. Excellent handling in ice and snow. Sport shifting down much safer then braking on ice. It is nice to have the automatic with the option to shift manual. Now that the sun is out the sun roof is open. I love down shifting and zooming up steep hills.


Best Features

Purr of turbo, rapid acceleration, comfortable seats, snow driving.


Worst Features

None really. The only suggestion is to reposition cup holders as the arm rest can interfere with the second hole. Fuel economy is my fault. I can't resist putting pedal to metal.


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