1999 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Good 4wd capability

1999 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Good 4wd capability
By Thad Burr on


1999 Subaru Legacy Brighton 4dr Wagon AWD


This is my 5th Subaru, and I buy them
for the value, the 4wd handling, and
the gas mileage. I definitely
recommend the cargo liner, floor mats,
fog lights, cruise control and roof
rack. Cons: The engine is not real
peppy, and I have had problems with it
burning oil above 130,000 miles. Also,
the light assemblies are fastened with
plastic clips, which frequently
break. Lastly, the radio antenna
extension is not reliable over the
long term.

Best Features

Gas mileage is good (27-28 on the highway); 4wd handling is very good; and overall utility is excellent.

Worst Features

Suggestions for Subaru: (1)Redesign the timing belt so that it doesn't have to be replaced every 60,000 miles; (2) add a little more horsepower without adversely affecting gas mileage; and (3) redesign the center console storage compartment so that driver can open it easily.
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