2006 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Oil change issues

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Oil change issues
By freogirl on


2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


I love Subarus and I love this car. The interior is pretty sweet, so I wish the exterior would catch up. I think it looks too much like a Ford Contour from the front. But beware - we just had our first routine maintenance done and apparently the car's exhaust opening goes all around the outside of the oil cup, so when the oil is changed, residue gets in the exhaust and the fumes are overwhelming. I'm pregnant and can't drive the car until the smell goes away. The dealership told me its a design flaw that they were (hopefully) going to fix it on later models.

Best Features

Interior lighting, dual heated seats, smooth, quiet ride.

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I'm pretty upset about the oil problem. It will keep me from getting regular oil changes for sure. You can smell the burning oil inside and outside the car when you drive it, so its terribly unpleasant. I don't know how long it will take to dissipate.
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