2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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Good fun, but turbo lag
By Wyosubie on 03/21/05 14:31 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

This is my fifth Subaru, including a manual WRX wagon and manual WRX sedan. I have also owned two V8 Mustangs and a couple of BMWs. ONCE IT IS MOVING a turbo Subie is great fun! From a stoplight, unless you beat it, turbo lag is still a problem. My 10 year old V10 Dodge Pickup is faster for the first 50 to 100 yards. Responsive, stable AWD handling; good feedback; stock Bridgestones average in dry - poor on dirt and snow. I average 23 to 24 mpg in mixed driving using premium fuel. Manual shift mode is entertaining and steering wheel controls are convenient and provide flexibility.
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350 wheel hp
By don wone on 03/16/05 15:17 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon 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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Can't Ask for More
By karl newman on 03/12/05 21:39 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5i AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

Review

AWD with style, comfort, and great interior all for less than 25K. Mileage has been great so far, about 25 mpg and AWD works well on this winter's ice and snow. Feels very solid and quiet.
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Best in Class Sport Wagon
By wagagog on 03/01/05 14:26 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Currently the best sport wagon available for under $35k. Steering feel is basically perfect. It out-accelerates any of its competitors (and just about everything else, as well). Balance between ride and handling is superb. Interior is neat...subtly upscale with no cheap bits. Safe, reliable, and fun with no major flaws, but only 15-17 MPG in town, 20-24 pure highway. <6 second 0-60 times are valid, but the on-demand turbo acceleration requires keeping the RPMs at 3,000+, so if you don't downshift to the right gear at the right moment, you'll miss that extreme power. Smooth, quiet. Plays family wagon and sports car equally well. Standard shifter is too long for sporty driving, but has a decent feel.
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Wonderful Driving Experience
By E. Castro on 02/26/05 11:13 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I got great financing from Subaru. I think this is the best year for the Subaru. Finally a car company has finally put the true meaning of "GT" into a car: style, performance, power and handling. It's not some superficial dressed up version that they slapped GT on it to give you an impression that it's faster then their standard models. This thing GOES!
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Excellent value family hauler
By Yatesjo on 02/20/05 02:20 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

At one month we are very pleased with car after taking it on a couple extended trips. The handling is better than I expected on windy roads-far, far better than the Camry and Accord. Comfort is good, but the climate control acts bizarre and we often end up controlling it manually. The car feels solid and substantial, more like a European than Japanese maker. Cruise control has some strange ticks-jerky when going downhill, full throttle when accelerating. If you want blazing speed, go for the GT, but the base engine is adequate for brisk highway merges. The sunroof is huge and a treat for back seat passengers. Disappointing economy-27mpg is best so far even with all highway driving.
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Wake up America
By Suzan on 02/16/05 22:26 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5i Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

Review

This car is the best car on the market for the money. It outshines cars that are twice the price in performance, fuel economy, safety, payload, ergonomics, and four wheel drive control on icey and gravel roads. Wake up America - SUVs have nothing on a good old Subaru Wagon!
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Lovely Wagon
By anil on 01/17/05 03:17 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon 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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A Driver's Wagon
By jan garcia on 12/08/04 16:57 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Just got our 2005 GT Ltd. Wagon 10 days ago. I was blown away during the test drive. The engine just pulls and pulls and pulls. Besides the fantastic engine, the interior was the deal clincher for me. I always liked Subarus in the past, but the interiors have never done anything for me before. In the 2005 model, I have to say that Subaru did a fantastic job in refining everything. So far, the car feels solidly built. Doors close with a thud. No signs of rattling anywhere. Handling is great, but the ride suffers a little. It's very much a sports car ride. Lack of navigation option bugged me, because they have it in Japan and in Europe. Not a deal breaker, but it would've been nice.
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Driving is fun again
By Mhowell on 11/13/04 12:22 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

This car is awesome. I actually enjoy driving again. The acceleration is breathtaking. Riding in this car is fun, driving it is an experience. I left a beloved (underpowered) Camry for this car, and I will never look back. If only the gas mileage was better, but then I don't drive this car for economy!
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