2005 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: This Wagon Hauls More than Gro
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This Wagon Hauls More than Groceries...
By Adam on

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

Review

Picked the car up in Dec. '05 as a new '05 model, The dealer was more than enthusiastic to unload the car (last year's model) and now I am more than enthusiastic to drive the car like it was meant to be driven. Power from the turbo-4 is more seamless than any turbo I've driven before. The engine is almost too quiet -- I've stalled it a couple of times because I can't hear the engine. As for fuel economy concerns, they are simply a matter of right foot activity. Lay off the accelerator, and it will give you 30mpg plus in highway driving. But where's the fun in that?

Best Features

-The zoom-zoom factor (sorry Mazda, this car's got you beat hands down) -Excellent interior -Ability to haul my junk around -Corners like it's on rails. Highway on-ramps are way-more fun now. -Super quiet engine at idle and cruising speeds -The ability to pass whichever car I want.

Worst Features

-Despite comments above, fuel economy could be better. Saab has a 250 horse four-banger (2.3l) which will give you 15% better fuel economy in all situations. Rear seat legroom could be an eensy bit better. The engine is a little rough during spirited acceleration.
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