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The used 1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon is offered in the following styles: Outback Limited 4dr Wagon AWD, GT 4dr Wagon AWD, and Outback 4dr Wagon AWD. Pre-owned Legacy Wagon models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 165 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1997 Legacy Wagon comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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The used 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback is priced around $3430 with average odometer reading of 126705 miles.
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Review Understand this isn't a Mercedes, although this car doesn't offer much in respect to the interior the reliability is outstanding for a four cylinder car. When I purchased my 2.5L wagon it had 190,000 miles on it. It now has 280,000 miles on it and is running no different then when I bought it. From the coast of California to the coast of north Carolina, this car has only needed an oil change here and there! Weather you be a first time car buyer or someone who wants a reliable car to keep miles off there nice car, you can not go wrong with this car. I will say the acceleration is terrible, I know some people have complaints about the head gasket blowing but I have the feeling its because they tried to drive the car to hard. But as long as you keep the timing belt changed and drive sensibly this car will take great care of you. Other notes: I have a 130lb dog she fits fine in there, the seats lay down giving me plenty of storage room; in fact because I travel so much I usually get a memory foam mattress topper and it makes a perfect bed for me and her (im 6'1). This car also eats oil so just be sure you check the oil every 3000 miles or so. Another thing I noticed when I was in the desert it was sitting stationary for about 5 minutes and started to over heat... I turned it off to let it cool and it was all good. Far as the steering goes its defiantly a longer car; ever since ive owned the car if I make a sharp turn at low speeds it shakes and vibrates a lot... im not sure why but its never hurt anything. The seats padding somewhat wears out on the outside and you can feel the wire frame after a while of getting in and out of the car (im not over weight at all im in great shape... its not because im fat) but the fabric is good material and wont rip easily. also the car has a feature where it notifies you if a specific door is open... they tend to fail over time and it may be telling you a door is open when its not.. that's kind of annoying. The tailgate light also miss reads if the rear door is open or not over time, again nothing major but it can by irritating. Far as clean up goes I have a long hair dog and the carpet doesn't trap hair, its actually really easy to clean up. Also if you change elevation quickly such as going through the rocky mnts the oxygen sensor will go off causing the check engine light to come on, just have it cleared after you get back to a more steady elevation. Remember to keep the tire pressure even! this is what caused the rear end to wine when I bought the vehicle; I guess the previous owner neglected to keep the tire pressure in check which resulted in a wine in the rear end. Something else Im not fond of is the cup holders... there to small.
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Available Subaru Legacy 1997 Wagon Trims: 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Premium PZEV, 2.5i, 3.6R Limited, 2.5i Limited PZEV, 2.5i Sport, 2.5i Special Edition, 2.5i PZEV, 2.5 GT Limited, 2.5 I Limited, L, 2.5 I, L 35th Anniversary Edition, 2.5 GT, 2.5GT Limited, 2.5i Sport PZEV, L Special Edition, 2.5 I Special Edition, 3.6R Premium, Outback, 2.5 GT spec.B, 3.0 R Limited, GT Limited, 2.5GT Premium, 3.6R, Brighton, GT
Exterior Colors: Twilight Blue Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Tungsten Metallic, Magnetite Gray Metallic, Carbide Gray Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Satin White Pearl, Graphite Gray Metallic, Crimson Red, Lapis Blue Pearl, Ruby Red Pearl, Dark Blue Pearl, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black Pearl, Atlantic Blue Pearl, Steel Silver Metallic, Newport Blue Pearl, Deep Indigo Pearl, Diamond Gray Metallic, Deep Bronze Metallic, Sky Blue Metallic, Azurite Blue Pearl, Seamist Green Pearl, Mystic Blue Pearl, Quartz Silver Metallic, Regal Blue Pearl, Silver Stone Metallic, Caramel Bronze Pearl, Harvest Gold Metallic, Regatta Red Pearl, Seacrest Green Metallic, Black Granite Pearl Metallic, Deep Sapphire Pearl, Garnet Red Pearl, Glacier White, Timberline Green Pearl, Titanium Silver Metallic, White Birch, Wintergreen Metallic
Interior Colors: Black, Slate Black Cloth cloth, Slate Black Leather leather, Warm Ivory Cloth cloth, Slate Black cloth, Slate Black leather, Warm Ivory cloth, Ivory, Two-Tone Gray Cloth cloth, Titanium Gray Cloth cloth, Off Black cloth, Warm Ivory leather, Warm Ivory Leather leather, Ivory cloth, Taupe cloth, Gray, Taupe/Ivory cloth, Off Black, Titanium Gray Leather leather, Gray Moquette, Taupe, Black cloth, Ivory leather
Popular Features: Rear Bench Seats, Alarm, Trip Computer, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Stability Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Power Driver Seat, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Heated seats, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Back-up camera, Post-collision safety system, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather Seats, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Keyless Entry/Start, Navigation, 2500lb Towing Capacity, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Headlights, Parking sensors, Remote Start, Upgraded Stereo, AWD/4WD