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True sport wagon
By Charlie Jenkins on 05/04/05 01:39 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

Had the car for 5 weeks now. No problems yet. Very powerful. Fun to drive. Has a great feel to it. Only getting around 18 mpg around town, but that's because it's hard not to put your foot in it and feel that turbo rush. Very quiet and smooth ride. Handles very well and has a comfortable ride. Build quality is very nice, especially on the inside.
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Hot Sport Wagon
By Subywagonguy on 04/30/05 04:54 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

The GT Limited accelerates like a hot sports sedan and handles reasonably well. The front seats are very comfortable and there's plenty of room in the back seat. Both rear seat legroom and cargo space is much better than our '99 Audi A4. The stock Bridgestone RE-92 all-season tires are a weak point. Too much initial understeer and poor on-center response. Replaced them with a set of Goodyear F-1 GS-D3's which are much better. Factory optional STI shifter is a "must-get." Throws are MUCH shorter and feel is MUCH better in all 5 forward gears, but it's a lot harder to get into reverse with the fast shifter. Shocks could be a little firmer-- too much float at high speeds.
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2.5 GT Ltd Wagon 5M
By Mountain Man on 04/11/05 13:37 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

This car is a real sleeper--its stylish yet conservative looks don't reveal the sporting performance unleashed behind the wheel. As a wagon, it's incredibly utilitarian and practical, tons of fun, very comfortable and a great value compared to other AWD wagons priced similarly and higher. Subaru finally has a car which can compete on many levels with the more upscale entry-luxury and luxury models. No, this isn't a luxury car, but the appointments, comfort, performance, style and price make a compelling package. Costs much less than the smaller, heavier, slower but more luxurious Audi A4 Avant 2.0T. Gives the Volvo V50 T5 AWD a run for the money. 2005 VW Passat 4Motion can't compete.
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350 wheel hp
By don wone on 03/16/05 15:17 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Twice the car of my 2000 A4, if not more.
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Lovely Wagon
By anil on 01/17/05 03:17 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Have been driving it for about 3 months now and LOVE everything about it. I average about 23mpg combined with a 5spd and i think that is just fine for a vehicle so fun to drive. Also the build quality is very nice like an audi or bmw ( both of whose entry offerings are smoked by this ). would certainly recommend it.
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The ultimate sleeper?
By dsattler on 07/14/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

It looks like a practical family station wagon. It hauls like one, too. But it's as much fun to drive as my Miata was: goes like stink, handles like a German sports sedan, plus tons of safety features and all wheel drive. Very nice interior, best styling Subaru has ever done, quiet, comfortable and a blast to drive. Great highway cruiser, nimble on twisting roads, doesn't even notice wet, slick roads.
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Station wagon of your dreams
By DASattler on 06/30/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

Hauls like a station wagon, runs like a sports sedan. I can take four kids to soccer, or leave BMWs in the dust. Comfortable, quiet. Nice interior. Lousy stereo. Lot of power, minimal turbo lag, great grip wet or dry. Tires are a weak spot, but easily replaced. I went from a Miata to this, and the Subie is so much fun to drive it was an easy transition.
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