1999 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Ugh. Never again.

1999 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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30th Anniversary Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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4 of 15 people found this review helpful
Ugh. Never again.
By bberrens on


1999 Subaru Legacy 30th Anniversary 4dr Sedan AWD


Owning my 1999 Subaru SUS has been a nightmare. I bought it used with around 100,000 miles on it. Mechanic checked it out said it was in good condition, all it needed was a new timing belt (standard maintenance for Subarus at that mileage). Ok, I could deal with that.

A few months later, the problems really began. I can't even remember what the first repair was, but it cost $600. Later on, my rear U-joint was bad, but on a Subaru you have to fix the whole drive shaft. That was another $350. Then the front right wheel bearing - another $600. This is all within one year of ownership.

I don't drive like a jerk. My friends call me a granny driver, so it's not like I'm beating the car up. UGH!

Best Features

Heated seats and mirrors, all-wheel drive, body style, powerful for it's size, decent gas mileage (when it's working properly)

Worst Features

Where do I begin? This car is completely unreliable. I've spent more money repairing it than it is worth, and it still needs thousands of dollars worth in more repairs. Suggested improvement: make a better car. Oh, and the cup holder placement is terrible. Right above the radio, makes no sense.
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