1998 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Beware of the horizontal time

1998 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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GT Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Beware of the horizontal time bomb
By Timberwolf530 on


1998 Subaru Legacy GT 4dr Sedan AWD


At 80,000 mi. My GT started to run
rough. I took it to Tom Wood.They threw
about $1000 in parts at it, but could
not fix it. Took it to a different
dealer and they told me one of my
pistons was bad (wrist pin) and it cost
more to replace one than to install a
new engine. $6000, 2 mos later it was
back , but never did run right again.
Neither the dealer or Subaru seemed to
care what happened. Subaru has nice
looking fun to drive cars, but dealer
and coporate support is terrible.What
disappointed me the most was that I
loved Subarus before this happened. We
also owned a '99 Outback. After this
happend, we traded both cars and have
sworn off Subarus for good.

Best Features

AWD, handling, looks

Worst Features

Just like everyone else, the cup holder drove me nuts, more power. Get a customer service dept that cares about its customers. Be more cautious choosing dealerships.
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