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.
There's really nothing fancy about this car. But, in 104,000 miles I've not even had to replace a lightbulb. Oil changes every 4000-7000 miles, brake pads, battery and tires. These cars hold there value because they're very well made. Doesn't run like a Porsche but it will get you there safely and reliably. I just can't justify getting rid of the thing...it feels like throwing money away to get somthing more exotic. Did tint the windows and put Impreza WRX sport wheels on it. Not flashy but really, nice looking. Pics sent to you if you're thinking about the same. Paul
This has been the best car ever and my 2nd Subaru. Before I had a '92 and had no problems with it at 180,000. This year, I have taken this car (with 180,000 miles) all the way to Cancun, Mexico and back up to Texas and then taken several trips to North Carolina and around the U.S. There is no other 1994 year car that I would trust to do that. I couldn't ask for a better car and I love it to death! I would definitely buy another one of the 92-94 style. Would like to try the new Legacy but have heard they are not as reliable as the early 90's. My transmission seems to be slipping a little and a couple of the speed odometer lights have gone out but that's it! Seems great other than that!
I just sold this car, a full four years later than I had anticipated. When I bought it in '96 the goal was to get four good years out of it and then purchase another used car. Subaru deserves credit for giving us eight good years with this high quality, dependable car. The engine is a powerful Quad 4 and the luxuries inside the car make it a joy to drive. I have always liked the looks of the '94 in particular, with their stainless steel door handles, one of those little things that make a certain car unique. Don't ever overlook a Subaru. They are one of the most reliable cars on the road and a great buy in used cars.
I like this car. It is reliable, and gets me to where i need to go. The AWD works great. I live in MN so it can get a little slippery in the winter. 125,000 miles and starts in - 20 degree weather. No engine problems, have gone through two front CV joints. The gas mileage was alot lower than i expected, around 19 mpg (city). Isn't the fastest but fun to drive.