1997 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Live saver

1997 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Live saver
By Epacific on


1997 Subaru Legacy Brighton 4dr Wagon AWD


My '97 Subaru served me well right up
till last week when, while taking a
left on a green light, I got hit head
on by a van going 55mph. Despite being
flung across 3 lanes and having the car
totaled, I was able to walk away with
little more than a bruise on the knee.
At 82000 miles, the car never had any
maintenance issues: very reliable and
useful with the rear of the wagon being
used from everything from a diaper
changing table to hauling cargo from
Home Depot. Moreover, the designers at
Subaru did an excellent job in safety:
between the forward crumple zones,
rigid safety cage, and airbags, I can
quite literally say that the Subaru
saved my life. We'

Best Features

Comfortable seat, AWD, handling, cargo room, safety, safety, and safety!

Worst Features

Standard side curtain airbags: but Subaru has already done that in the new '05s.
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