Solid AWD Sedan
By Raffaele on
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Bought used 9 months ago with 15k mi's put on about 5k so far. Was looking for good record of safety and reliability. Love the exterior looks, the 17s fit the car great. Interior looks great but rattles and the loose center arm rest isn't useful. Always using Sport mode but power/shifts feel delayed even when the engine roars. Gas mileage was a main concern, seen as low as 18mpg if driven in city/aggressively or as high as 31mpg with mostly highway/conservative driving. Overall averaging above EPA. Solid car but room for improvement.
AWD feels secure in icy/blizzard conditions or downpour rain. Exterior looks great. No problems in any corner. No problems climbing steep hills.
Weak stock sound system. Distortions at any increased bass/treble or past 20+/40 volume. Windnoise leaks through closed windows. Dashboard rattles/speaker rattles. Mpg meter is inaccurate. Fuel economy/performance could be improved perhaps with the 5speed auto w/ overdrive.