1996 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Solid, reliable, and practical

1996 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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Solid, reliable, and practical
By ajpress on


1996 Subaru Legacy L 4dr Sedan AWD


I bought my Subaru for two primary
reasons: Subaru's reputation for
reliabilty, and AWD. The car has been
rock solid reliable, without a single
unscheduled repair in nearly seven
years. The AWD had come in handy on
occassion (especially this year), and
is nice to have. Handling is
excellent. The automatic transmission
shifts smoothly and downshifts
predictably when needed. The interior
is comfortable, though material quality
is unimpressive. My only complaint is
the lack of low end power - I have the
2.2 engine, and should have sprung for
the 2.5.

Best Features

AWD - has pulled me out of snow that has left others spinning their wheels. Interior space - surprisingly large back seat.

Worst Features

Subaru dropped the 2.2 engine from the line-up, as they should have. The cupholder is badly placed, small, and flimsy.
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