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2005 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Reviews

2005 Subaru Legacy

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road warrior!
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By eburg
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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Traded my Mercedes: never looked back. No matter what we put on it or in it, it HAULS with class and grace. MPG 23 in town, 27 on the highway with a sportshift auto. Better in every way than my son's 2001 GT. Handles snow, ice, hard rain and speed with no problems. Family fights to drive it!


Best Features

Horsepower/sportshift. Seat heaters, sunroof, cargo space and ease of conversion. MOMO gauges.


Worst Features

Better way to defog without A/C in cold. Better climate control in general.


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Sub' #6
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By Passnthru
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This is Subaru #6 for us. Seems great so far, lots of features, quiet and smooth. Best mileage of the six, avgeraging over 30 mpg in the first 3,000 miles. It doesn't feel quite as fast as our '01 GT was. Nice alloy wheels. Storage is good. Love the black metal flake paint. Headlights are awesome, providing great lighting. Also enjoy the trip computer, outside temperature and two resetable odometers. And the fact that you can't lock the keys in the ignition anymore. Most outstanding is the value for the dollar. There is nothing that comes close for less than $20K. One friend said "that looks like a seriously expensive car!" Probably less than half the cost of her SUV!


Best Features

Big improvement in creature comforts, quiet and smooth. AWD always a favorite and having most options for less than $20K out the door. Expecting the same dependability as the others. Love the looks, the stainless dual exhaust tips, rear end. Rear spoiler is a nice touch, standard.


Worst Features

Stereo is not as good (plus no cassette) as '01 and those pitiful Bridgestone tires are pretty much the same tires that I have hated on most of the new Subarus I have purchased. They are poor to downright dangerous and I drive wet mountain roads daily. Would trade the tires in now if I could.


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G35 replacement
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By Zyg
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I have not had the car a long time, but it was a replacement for my 2003 Infiniti G35. The color is exactly the same - Garnet Fire Pearl and is a deal breaker for me. No red of distinct quality = no chance for a sale. The Legacy has 250hp compared with 260hp for the G35 sedan. The G35 has a more instant response, but the GT is every bit as fast once the turbo kicks in. The G35 became a rattle trap and had brake problems. I drove it 26K and had the front rotors turned twice and the rears once. The Legacy has the same outside road noise, but the interior is far quieter. I am trilled with my Legacy GT over my old G35. No regrets at all!


Best Features

Dynamite handling and performance character - from a former Infiniti G35 owner! Brakes feel great. Cornering set and tight yet soft and forgiving feeling. Refined interior free from rattles. Great looking wheels and exterior. Beautiful guages and red/white backlighting. AWD. It's a rocketship ride.


Worst Features

No NAV available. No right armrest without an $150 optional extender (get it -- you will miss it if you try it with one installed). Rear seat headroom tight for 6ft+ people. Bass woofer optional (stereo can use it). Would like more services, longer term warranty at this price point ($30K+).


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I love this car!
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By Combat Camera
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I have had my Subaru Legacy GT sedan for about a month now and am extremely impressed with the car. The turbo kicks in at about 3000 rpm and launches the car like a rocket. I am also enjoying the handling of the all wheel drive and suspension system. I would highly recomend this car to those who are in love with sports cars, but need something more practical. This car will give you everything you want.


Best Features

Momo brand steering wheel, turbo boxer engine, heated seats, spacious interior.


Worst Features

More interior color options and XM radio.


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North Pole
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By THEWAY
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2005 Subaru Legacy 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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