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Everything I expected and more.
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By Pete
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2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This is my third Subaru because, they're reliable, safe, versatile and somewhat fun to drive. In the winter, I just love strolling past numerous cars & SUVs that can't handle slippery roads. The Limited edition is fun on exit ramps at 55 mph. Those tires stick like glue. Accelerate instead of braking and see how fast you can go. The car will go faster in the corners than you're willing to go. Oh yeah, I love the side curtain air bags being there, just in case. 30 mpg Hwy in summer time, about 27 mpg hwy in winter. The wagon is bigger than friends mini SUVs, fits a lot of stuff. 116K so far, no big problems. Do your own brake jobs, their easy to do and cheap, $55 for all 4 wheels.


Best Features

AWD, Moon Roof, Wagon versatility, safety, reliability and durability. The cornering best I've ever had for the $. Assembled in USA was nice too.


Worst Features

Auto-Transmission clunks into gears at times. Automatic climate controls always uses A/C for defogging when using he heater would save fuel economy. Acceleration hesitation is annoying. Throttle response is slow. Sun visor doesn't cover corner of window and sun gets through. Requires annoying adj.


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2006 2.5i Limited Edition Legacy Wagon
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By Chris Moth
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2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Great family wagon. Very efficient for all wheel drive (30MPGhighway - and even slightly higher at times). Prior to this car we owned a '98 Outback, and an '89 Justy before that. Please bring back the weather radio. We miss that from the Outback! The cockpit is very sporty - but my and my wife's leg runs into the handbrake. It needs to be moved out of the way.


Best Features

Safety features, latch seats for the kids. Great pickup. Handling: Nice suspension and feeling of control. Fuel economy.


Worst Features

Bring back the wagon, and manufacture some without sunroofs, for taller drivers.


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Just a review
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By smith
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2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

With the chunky Toyo Garit HT winter snows this car handled very well in most of what a harsh Canadian winter could throw at it. A pleasure to drive in the summer as well with the huge moon roof open. Tight handling - great.


Best Features

Moon roof. Handling.


Worst Features

Access to driver controls for windows and locks impeded by the door handle trim. Be nice to have the radio/stereo controls at the steering column for safety and ease of use.


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Lovin it so far
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By Dave
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2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Looks and feels like a European sport wagon, but with Japanese reliability. I cross shopped the Mazda 6 and used BMW 3-series wagons. This was the best value in the bunch. The BMW was a little smoother and a little tighter on the road, but not by much. And it cost $10k more new. This car was the value point. I considered a GT, but did the math and it has a life cycle cost of about $10,000 more over the life of the vehicle. I don't need the extra power that much. Others might, it's a personal thing I guess. After about two weeks and one road trip I got nuthin but smiles. Handles great, feels good.


Best Features

Best sunroof around. Exterior styling. Interior materials and styling.


Worst Features

A roll-up net to separate the rear cargo area, like on the Mazda 6 wagon, maybe as an accessory-dealer upgrade. Could use another 20 HP to match the market better. Add the 5-speed AT across the lineup.


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First impressions 06 2.5i Wagon
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By dave
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2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I've had it for a week or so now and taken one road trip. I cross-shopped against a Mazda 06 and a used BMW 3 series (I could get an 02 for around the same price). Compared to the BMW it wasn't quite as nice and the engine wasn't quite as smooth, but it was surprisingly close. Throw in the difference in cost and the Subaru was the value point. I also considered the GT. With the lower mileage, the higher purchase price and the need for premium fuel and the softer tires, the GT cost an additional $10k over the life of the vehicle. May be worth it for some, but not me. I've found the handling great. Acceleration was adequate, but not fantastic. I love the interior. A fun to drive car.


Best Features

Exterior styling, cool sunroof, interior fit and finish.


Worst Features

Use the 5-speed auto across the lineup. Aux inputs on the audio. A roll up screen divider like on the Mazda 6 or Volvo wagon-maybe as an accessory.


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