1999 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Sally Subaru #5 And Stuck in t

1999 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

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Sally Subaru #5 And Stuck in the 90s...
By kabuki1 on


1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 4dr Sedan AWD


Sure there are things about Subarus that are truths... if it's a 2.5 and yours hasn't blown a head gasket... it will. (best to wait to buy one that's been there and done that).

At the first signs of bubbled paint on the rear quarter panel, get the strut towers patched - sealed and get rid of the rust... .or quickly watch the rear end rust to pieces.
Your rear wheel bearings will fail, plan on it.
I'm watching the throat on the gas tank... one day... it's going to go... been there done that too.
Otherwise... you've got yourself a sweet ride... Change oil regularly... and you'll be driving your sooby for a long long time.

Best Features

A great open road car... it's heavy.. drives/tracks true... and has plenty of torque... this thing will run between 3.3-3.5K RPM all day long. Driving position is perfect for a 6'er ... Even if the cup holder is clumsy... I like how it's up and out of the way... The center console armrest is perfectly positioned. (I miss my moonroof on my 95 LS though) And the two map/reading lights in the overhead console... I'm always using them. And the Burgundy and tan accent colors... are nice... The updated windshield spayer nozzles are a big improvement..

Worst Features

See the 2005 design changes.... and the interior changes in the 2014 models.
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