1996 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Campus Cruisin' Econo-style

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Campus Cruisin' Econo-style
By Darren Greco on


1996 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan AWD


My parents bought it for me with 40k
miles back in 2000, now it has 75k.
The only thing it has ever needed was a
new timing belt, which is recommended
at about 60000 miles. All in all a
great value. So all you parents out
there looking for a car for your
kid... get 'em a Subaru! Trust me, my
Subie's been through it all, and she
still runs like she did the day I got
her. I Hope I never have to sell it!

Best Features

The AWD is awesome in snow and wet roads. Interior is nice, not cheap. Huge trunk with fold-down seats is another plus, and there are lots of storage compartments inside. I have always liked the look of the sashless windows too, it's a trademark Subaru thing.

Worst Features

Gas mileage is good, but city driving with AC on only gets 17-18mpg. Another annoyance is the ABS light. It's always coming on, but nothing needs to be repaired. Also, The Legacy REALLY needs a bigger engine.
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