1996 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Don't buy a Subaru

1996 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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Outback Wagon (2.2L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Don't buy a Subaru
By vawest on


1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 4dr Wagon AWD


A real disappointment!
Transmission Problem just 6 months into
ownership.It routinely rev's the RPM's
> 4000 when on hills.
We paid extra for the bigger engine
(2.5L), yet the engine's performance is
absymal No p/u whatsoever.
The gas mileage is poor at best.And
Lately the engine light is on
continuously. Four times we have had
the dealer look at it. They know that
the trouble is the EGR Valve, yet
haven't been able to fix it. Along the
way, we have put out hundreds of
dollars trying to get it
repaired.Twice the car has stalled &
wouldn't start up due to this issue.
What a piece of junk! I will never,
ever buy a Subaru again!

Best Features

The all Wheel Drive.

Worst Features

1)More mechanical reliability 2)A larger engine with more horsepower. 3)Lift the vehicle up to give the driver better visibility. 4)Fix the transmission. 5)Lower your prices!
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