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2005 Subaru Legacy

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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.


Favorite 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.


Suggested Improvements

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 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?


Favorite Features

Speed and handling.


Suggested Improvements

More speed and better handling.


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True sport wagon
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By Charlie Jenkins
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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.


Favorite Features

The way the car feels when you drive it.


Suggested Improvements

Climate control could be better. Steering wheel audio controls. Auto up windows.


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As always...
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By i know more than you
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2005 Subaru Legacy 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.


Favorite Features

Power, AWD.


Suggested Improvements

Tires, windshield wipers, bumpers.


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Stealth hotrod
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By Snowstorm
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I traded a VW Passat V6 for this car and it beats the Passat in almost every way: handling, acceleration, traction, braking, comfort and standard equipment. Build quality and materials are equal to the VW -- and that's saying a lot because the VW is a great car! The Legacy feels glued to the road unlike any sedan or wagon I've driven with the exception of a BMW 3-series. In fact, a friend who own a Porsche Boxster was comparing (favorably) the Legacy's handling to his car after I let him take a spin. When he let me take a reciprocal drive in the Boxster, I understood.


Favorite Features

Power and handling: The Legacy is a stealth hotrod. It's provoked some incredulous looks when spurred, but mainly it remains anonymous.


Suggested Improvements

Auto-up front windows, auto locking when put in gear, front dome light, mini-plug input for the stereo and a cool switchblade-style key like the VW.


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