Used 1998 Subaru Legacy Pricing


Consumer Rating
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1998 Highlights

Prices remain stable while equipment is shuffled and the LSi model is dropped. All Legacy sedans and wagons, except the Outback, sport the grille and multireflector halogen lights found on the 2.5GT. A new Limited model joins the 2.5GT lineup, and a dual power moonroof package is available for the Outback Limited wagon. Outbacks get new alloy wheels, an overhead console and longer splash guards, while midyear Outback Limiteds with revised trim and added content were dubbed 30th Anniversary models. The cold weather package has heated windshield wiper nozzles this year instead of an engine block heater. The Brighton wagon's stereo loses half its wattage, Limited models have a standard CD player and the base Outback comes with a weatherband radio. Full power airbags continue, despite new government rules allowing automakers to install reduced force bags to better protect small adults.


Pros

  • All-wheel drive. Gutsy boxer engine. Great handling. An automotive Swiss Army knife.

Cons

  • Inadequate seat travel. Dumb cupholder location.

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Used 1998 Subaru Legacy for Sale

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Features & Specs

Brighton 4dr Wagon AWDL 4dr Sedan AWDL 4dr Wagon AWD
MPG232323
SeatingN/AN/AN/A
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower137 hp @ 5400 rpm137 hp @ 5400 rpm137 hp @ 5400 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3/5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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
    A
    Acceptable

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1998 Subaru Legacy

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Consumer Rating


GREAT CAR BUT HAS ITS MECHANICAL FLAWS
I have a 1998 Subaru Legacy GT with 243,000 km on the engine. The car is in mint condition - arctic white paint. The head gasket now needs to be replaced. Did all the maintenance. I've been lucky it lasted this long. Car was mostly highway driven. Car is drivable and the leaking coolant is gradual and would go un-noticed to someone not familiar with the car. Head gasket is not reliable so getting it replaced by a certified Subaru mechanic. Will cost $3,500 to do it right. Don't recommend to do it cheaply because if its not done right the gasket can leak again. Link that provides excellent info about problem: http://allwheeldriveauto.com/subaru-head-gaskets-problems-explained-part-ii/
Little wagon that could
This wagon is unsuspecting, with the 2.5l engine this car has some nice giddy up to blow past Prius's and Honda's. Short comings would be the notorious head gasket issue and cup holder placement. Fuel economy is not great, but with a 90's car with awd what do you expect? The benefits being an excellent awd system and plenty of room. With the ability to floor the gas or slam on the brakes and getting 0 wheel slippage in the pouring rain allows for a confident feel behind the wheel in any driving conditions.
1998 subaru legacy PROBLEMS
The 1998 Subaru Legacy wagon that I had bought for a 2nd car, gave us nothing but trouble. So glad I got rid of it...it was nothing but a money pit. Oil leaks, gaskets, brakes, air conditioner problems, and then finally what broke the camels back transmission problems!!!!!
Used 1998 Subaru Legacy Overview

The Used 1998 Subaru Legacy is offered in the following submodels: Sedan, Wagon. Available styles include Brighton 4dr Wagon AWD, L 4dr Sedan AWD, L 4dr Wagon AWD, Outback 4dr Wagon AWD, GT 4dr Sedan AWD, Outback Limited 4dr Wagon AWD, GT 4dr Wagon AWD, and GT Limited 4dr Sedan AWD. Pre-owned Subaru Legacy models are available with a 2.2 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 137 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1998 Subaru Legacy comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

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