Used 1997 Subaru Legacy Sedan

1997 Subaru Legacy

1997 Highlights

Front-wheel-drive models are given the ax as Subaru returns to its all-wheel drive roots. Power and torque are up marginally with the base 2.2-liter engine. The 2.5-liter motor (also stronger this year and now available with a manual transmission) is now the only engine mated to the Outback. L models gain cruise control, antilock brakes and power door locks as standard equipment. GTs get a manual transmission, larger tires and revised styling. The Outback lineup is expanded with the introduction of a Limited model, which includes a leather interior, new alloy wheels, fresh exterior colors and wood grain interior trim.


  • SUV utility in car-like package, excellent rear leg room, better than you'd think acceleration & handling


  • High price, dull styling

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Used 1997 Subaru Legacy Sedan for Sale

Subaru Legacy 1997 Outback 4dr Wagon AWD New White 67,559 miles
Used 1997Subaru LegacyOutback
Est.Loan: $164/mo
Thomas Chevrolet
88.4 mi away

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Features & Specs

GT 4dr Sedan AWDLSi 4dr Sedan AWDOutback 4dr Sedan AWDL 4dr Sedan AWD
Transmission5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual
Horsepower165 hp @ 5600 rpm165 hp @ 5600 rpm165 hp @ 5600 rpm137 hp @ 5400 rpm


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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This takes the silver
After owning 21 cars now. This takes 2nd in worst cars I've owned. At 60k oil leaks. At 90k new head gaskets, water pump, thermostat, timing belt, and recored radiator. Shortly after all new brakes. Followed by 4 new struts at 95k. Oh wait more...O2 sensor, MAF sensor, and transmission failing at 105k (still have yet to fix). Car stalls for no reason etc. From July of '04 to March of '05 I spent a little over $3,000 in repairs. And plenty more to come. I am really turned upside down on this car. I plan on eating it and trading it in for a Mustang. Whatever you do. Stay away from Subaru. They didn't have it back in 1978, and they still didn't in 1997. Ford, Toyota, or Honda for me
My Subaru
I bought this car at 170,000m now still running strong at 205,000m with routine maintenance. We did replace 02 sensors around 200,000m as well as brakes, rotors, cv shaft. Other than oil changes, tires and other typical replacements this car has been a dream!
A car that keeps on giving
I owned a 1997 Subaru Legacy GT Limited Edition until I recently got in an accident. This car had it all: leather interior, sunroof and a moonroof, front and rear spoiler, interior wood trim, tinted windows, keyless entry, fold down back seat to the trunk, fast, comfy, strong, easy to drive, safe, and definitely reliable. she was at 172,000 before I totalled her. I am sure she would have gone another 100,000 miles with no problems. If you are considering buying a Subaru, do it. I promise you will have no regrets and will be satisfied with your purchase.
Used 1997 Subaru Legacy Sedan Overview

The Used 1997 Subaru Legacy Sedan is offered in the following styles: GT 4dr Sedan AWD, LSi 4dr Sedan AWD, Outback 4dr Sedan AWD, and L 4dr Sedan AWD.

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