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2005 Subaru Legacy

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


Review

An enjoyable car, practical and dependable. Insurance on this car new was less than my previous 5 year old Saab.


Favorite Features

Rides very comfortably - nice power.


Suggested Improvements

That darn parking lamp on switch on the top of the steering column. It gets turn on accidentally, I don't notice it and the battery dies.


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


Review

I love my Subaru Legacy GT. I've had it a little over a year and it's fun to drive handles like a dream' 0-60 5.7 seconds and it's not too bad on gas.


Suggested Improvements

Well this improvement is coming on the 2008 but iI was gonna say another gear to make it 6 gears.


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Great Car
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By wilber
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I like everything about this car except for the daylight running lights and the way they are connected to the emergency brake. I have the GT with manual tranny (the weight is close to 200lb less than the limited GT) and the performance is fantastic. Gas ranges from 21 mpg for hard driving to about 30 mpg on trips.


Favorite Features

Engine and tranny (shifter could be better).


Suggested Improvements

Crisper shifter. Can the daylight running lights.


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Great value
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By ultimate driver
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

After driving BMW's, Corvettes and Audis, I needed something that would drive well in all weather conditions, including snow and ice, and yet give me good performance with superior reliability and that was also fun to drive. The Legacy GT wagon with the turbo and 5 speed short throw stick is all of the above and then some. I highly recommend it, and at the price, there simply isn't anything else that comes even close. GREAT car.


Favorite Features

The smooth acceleration with the turbo. All weather capability. Reliability.


Suggested Improvements

Better seats. A sixth gear would improve highway mileage.


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Great car, some nitpicks
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Fuel Economy
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Exterior Design
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By piredon
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Bought the car in March '06. Got the manual GT wagon after hearing complaints about the automatic. Awesome acceleration, balanced handling and quick, accurate steering make the car great on the back roads or on long trips. Holds a ton of stuff, especially with the seats folded flat. Currently 8600 miles on the odometer with 24.6 mpg average so far. Have managed over 28 mpg on long trips. Only problems have been tires with severe flat spots (dealer replaced with no hassle) and slight engine hesitation / stuttering at 2500-3500 rpm under hard acceleration (have read about this problem on the message boards, no fix so far and Subaru claims this is normal).


Favorite Features

250 horse engine, balanced AWD handling, great turning radius, accurate steering, heated seats, only weighs 100 lbs more than the sedan, but wagon adds huge cargo flexibility.


Suggested Improvements

Taller 1st gear, and a true overdrive 6th (5th spins at 3000 rpm at 70 mph, not great for fuel economy. My accord spins about 2100 at 70 mph in top gear). Automatic climate control needs improvement (read other reviews). Telescoping steering wheel. Fix engine stuttering.


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