1996 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Long Time Owner

1996 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

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Long Time Owner
By Gonk on


1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 4dr Wagon AWD


I owned this for over 13 years. Absolutely fun to drive. The most memorable drives were shortly after purchasing it in March 1996. We drove up to the mountains to get a good look at Comet Hyakutake. This began about 10:00PM and for the last 12 miles or so (past the road closed sign) we saw nothing but snowmobile tracks. I drove in perfect confidence. It was amazing. There were many other drives like that. I very reluctantly gave up on it after too many engine expenses.

Best Features

Go anywhere driveability. Versatile. A blast in the snow.

Worst Features

Engine longevity (I suspect this has been addressed) as ours started going out about 5 years into it. "Interesting" cup holders; Front seat support was pretty poor over the long run.
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