2005 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Great car, some nitpicks
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2005 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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2.5i Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Great car, some nitpicks
By piredon on

Vehicle

2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 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).

Best 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.

Worst Features

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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