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


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As a forty something that wants practicality, fun, style, and drives regularly on the winter worn mountains of North Idaho, the Subaru Legacy GT about perfectly fits the bill. I regularly drive a 40 mile commute up an interstate mountain pass, then take the old highway, (now partly gravel, mostly partly broken pavement, with wonderful banks and curves). The GT handles the interstate curves smoothly and quickly, extremely stable. On gravel and rough pavement, my Playstation Gran Turismo experience is transformed into real life. Absolutely tight body and chassis, and so far no reliability problems.


Best Features

Excellent rough road handling. Extremely usable powerband for quick roads.


Worst Features

Audio jacks for my Ipod would be great. Rear end styling is a little baroque.


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What a car
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By GunnMan
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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For years I had a Porsche 944. It got old and had 245,000 miles. Time to go. This Legacy drives very similar to the 944 in the mountains. You can set this car up in the corners very well. It's transient response in the switchbacks is remarkable - and this is a sedan! In tight hilly switchbacks - you can feel the car transitioning power front and rear. Do I have to complain? It could use a 6 speed. I'd buy this car all over again.


Best Features

AWD works - you can feel it - even on dry pavement. Try sharp switchbacks on hills.


Worst Features

Needs 6 speed. Needs more colors, like red, green, etc.


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


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I bought a 2005 GT Limited in April. I got a very good deal because I paid cash. I love this car except for the gas mileage. Around town, the car gets a lousy 10 mpg and that's without kicking in the turbo. On the highway, it gets better, e.g., 23 mpg. I don't feel that Subaru is truthful about the gas mileage.


Best Features

The way it drives. It handles very well.


Worst Features

Could use a navigation system, and seat memory for the driver's and passenger's seats.


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The car to buy...
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By kohanlon
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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The all wheel drive, 250 hp engine, way it hugs the road, sharp look inside and outside, smooth ride, 6 airbags, gentle braking and overall fun make this car a great buy. It has everything a person needs and wants in a vehicle. It has the luxury to compete with more expensive cars, the power of a sports car and safety for your most precious cargo. All it will take is one test drive to prove to you that this is not the Subaru of old but one that fulfills the potential of a Subaru vehicle.


Best Features

There are a few features that stand out in this model. The variable heated seats, 120 watt sound system, comfort of the seats, the passing power and as always with Subaru, the all wheel drive that has the ability to handle any driving condition.


Worst Features

Lacks the options of some higher priced vehicles such as a Nav System or Satellite Radio. These are easily purchased after market though and have the benefit of moving with you from one car to another (I do a lot of traveling).


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Why buy a G35, TL, A4, or 330i?
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By ekarno
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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You sacrifice a few irrelevant items (real wood, 6th gear, stability traction -- its got 4 wheel drive) in order to obtain a car that otherwise competes favorably in terms of pure performance with any A6, 545i, M35,TL etc., at 40% or more less cost. Only one word of advice; change the horrible Potenza RE 92's immediately for something decent such as Fuzion ZR1's or Avon MTech 500's. Brakes could use a bit of upgrading, but I haven't looked into that yet. Everything else is about nigh perfect, even the faux wood and brushed aluminum.


Best Features

Gobs of POWER all over the place and reasonable MPG. Beautiful fit and trim in and out. Outstanding handling, and ride trade off, especially with better tires. Incredible Subaru reliability! 4 wheel drive in case of ice storms -- which we do get here in North GA.


Worst Features

Better brakes, and stock tires!


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