1990 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: loved that car

1990 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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loved that car
By subie fan on


1990 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan


My 90 Legacy sedan was the best, most
reliable car I have ever owned.Orginally
purchased 2nd hand with 110,000 on it,
it never needed any engine work, and
other than cv joints, it took only
regular maintence to get 30 mpg with
258,000 mi.on it. Living in the
mountains, I found the power of the
engine with the 5 sp manual trans. very
good. When my spouse overheated it and
cracked the sleeve on cylinder 1 , I
almost cried. If the car wouldn't have
been starting to rust out, I would have
replaced the engine. Sadly I had to part
with the Legacy and am still trying to
find something as good as it was to
replace it.

Best Features

engine power and response, reliability, ease of repairing( good job Subaru engineers)power accessories, durability

Worst Features

stop them from rusting out, better radios, antennae design( get it out of the A pillar) interior trim, redesign the CV joints!!!( easy to replaced but not every 50,000 mi)
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