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


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This car is roomy, comfortable, has awesome options, accelerates well, has great power no matter where you are, is great in the snow, gets respectable gas mpg, looks so good, the dealer service has been amazing. Nothing is wrong with this car.


Best Features

Exterior styling, how secure it feels in corners, engine response, gauges.


Worst Features

Steering wheel mounted audio controls, which they have in the new ones, I just wish they were availble in 05.


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A great car for the money
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By legacychick
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought my LGT brand new almost 3 years ago, and I still think this car is one of the best kept secrets. I've had so many complements on its looks, and everyone is surprised when they hear it's a Subaru. The AWD gives you more confidence on the road, even though the stock allseason tires aren't the best. The black interior is nice, and the cloth seats have held up well for 40000 miles. It has great acceleration, even when it was stock, but there was noticeable turbo lag. The manual shifting on the auto is nice, but there is hesitation. Gas mileage could be better but you pay to play. Warranty repairs: driver seat heating elements coming through foam twice, O2 sensor, dash rattle (not fixed


Best Features

Simple, yet good looking interior design. The dash gauges have an initial startup sweep, which is very cool. Seats hold you in well, but can get uncomfortable during long road trips. Boxer exhaust note with aftermarket exhaust. Love the acceleration, exterior styling, handling, frame less doors.


Worst Features

Too many interior rattles that the dealer can't hear, auto climate control is no good, manual shifting on auto is sluggish, exterior paint chips easily and needs HID headlights! And please bring the Legacy STI to the US!


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Ok car overall but amazing in the snow.
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By Craig
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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If you are some one who needs a solid commuter car and deals with a lot of bad weather look no further. The car's boxer engine does a great job when you pass someone on the highway. What really is a disappointment is the low end torque, it is non existent. If you are like me and need that torque to get up to speed quickly on the highway with short on ramps then this is not the car for you. Even in a manual it struggles. Passing traffic amazing but no torque. Gas mileage is excellent and the all wheel drive can handle almost anything. Headlights went out twice but dealer was great and replaced. What I do not get is why the backseat does not fold down. Major problem with kids.


Best Features

All-wheel drive, sharp looks, excellent handling and gas mileage.


Worst Features

More torque and a backseat that folds down!


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New to me Subie
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By Ron
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I just bought my 05 Legacy GT Limited used. So far it is an amazing car. It's much more fun to drive than my previous car (98 Honda Accord 4cyl). The AWD really inspires confidence when taking corners and all-around driving.


Best Features

Turbo. The turbo is like a super-magic-fun present at 3k rpms. It brings the car's wild side out for some fun.


Worst Features

Interior space. The car is about the size of my previous accord, but the interior room is much less. Also, having the HVAC and CD/radio integrated into one unit basically kills any chance of aftermarket stereos.


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One hot car
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By CAinAL
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Sub after seeing so many in the mountains of California. I now live in Alabama and I love driving it all year round, but it is definitely a cold weather car! The vents blow warm air so I have to keep the AC on all the time in the spring, summer and fall. The AC has a hard time keeping up with the 100+ degree weather and high humidity. But it handles great in the torrential downpours we get here and I wouldn't trade it.


Best Features

Great looks, huge sunroof, lots of room to haul stuff.


Worst Features

Connect the front overhead lights to the door open feature so they will come on with the dome lights.


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