1997 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Overall OK but room for improv

1997 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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Overall OK but room for improvement
By JTB on


1997 Subaru Legacy GT 4dr Wagon AWD


Early troubles particularly with the
windshield having some kind of film on
it.Alternator went at 37000 miles and
was stranded. Had it replaced in New
Hampshire in middle of winter. Car
eventually had recall with alt.nator
replaced again during regular service.
Dealers not so helpful.Had front right
wheel problem at 60000. It took two
dealerships to fix some kind of bearing
problem. Was told by dealer it was good
to have replaced otherwise wheel could
FALL OFF. Oil seals went at 65000.
Overall I love the car.Unstoppable in
winter's worst. Who needs a shovel.
Has lots of dings but who cares about
looks with a Subie!

Best Features

Engine reliable, spacious interior.Durable materials well screwed together. Nobody will steal it either.

Worst Features

Better engine oil seals. Leaked badly at 65000. Expensive to repair. Better dealer needed.
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