1994 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Good first car for teenager

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Good first car for teenager
By morin2 on


1994 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan


I bought this 10 year old car for my son's first car and drove it for a few months to work while getting it fixed upfor him -new timing belt, drive belts,exhaust, water pump, fluids. Nice drive, getting up to 32mpg on my highway commute. He bought it from mea nd is learning to care for it now butonly gets 22-23 mpg locally. Advantages for a new driver: easy to drive, slow, logical displays/switches, reliable,safe with driver airbag, liability-onlyinsurance lower than his friends' newMustang GT insurance (what were thoseparents thinking?). The 94 is the lastof the "square" (easy to view corners) Legacies, first year 134A. Large, useful trunk. More comfortable than Civic or Corolla.

Best Features

Easiest "modern" car for routine maintenance due to normal orientation offlat-4 for plugs, front oil filter &drain plug, easy fuel filter & airfilter. Really haven't had anything this easy to work on since the 1960's. No torque steer as half-shafts are equal lengths. Nice predictable handling.

Worst Features

Sensible cup-holders.Hey Subaru, how about a cheaper new "stripped" Legacy without AWD or powerwindows /sunroof/cruise etc. for those of us who want simple cars. Otherwise, I'll keep an eye out for another nice base "stripped" 94 L.
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