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By Billy Williams
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2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I've owned my car for a couple months it has 230000 miles on it it came from Pennsylvania and has terrible rust damage on it and under it. It gets terrible has mileage every and I do mean every 180 miles I have to put gas in it I fill it all the way up and from full to empty I only get 180 miles and then I have to fill it up again.


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With a little work wont let you down.
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By Wyatt
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2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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You see; This car is reliable in the same way a Camry is reliable. As long as you don't have your foot on the floor 24/7 the chances of it exploding reduce dramatically and these cars can easily ride you to 500,000 miles. The head gaskets were done at 150,000 miles and were genuinely satisfying to change out in an afternoon. These cars are meant to ride and feel good in the driver's seat not exactly to go fast. After some ECU tuning, I managed to get an even better fuel economy than what was provided from the factory (3-4 MPG increase hwy average).


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Best Car Ever, so far
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By iluvcar
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2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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It may be a little early to write a review. I've owned the car since 120,xxx, it has 150,000 now. This car is solid. I've had no major mechanical issues. With some weight reduction and iridium spark plugs, this car can easily get 22 city/ 28 hwy mpg. I bought it in May 2013 for $2,400. Update- The car has 180,xxx miles, and it's running strong. Update- Finally got rid of it at 206xxx, it ran ok but would have costed too much to maintain the car. Great car for sure, just be wary of the head gasket issues, and make sure it has somewhat clean transmission fluid.


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love it
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By carrotts
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2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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love this car, did all the usual things before-car for 2/3yrs then changed for a new one, had this one from 2005, had a new engine at 80.000miles, (did,nt know about the head gasket), and now at 149.000miles, costs a fortune in fuel, lots of niggles that need addressing regularly but drive this or another tin box give me scoobie every day, I have the comfort pack and would sit comfortable in this car all day.


Best Features

Engine/comfort and all the toys.


Worst Features

lose the middle rear headrest.


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My little unstoppable AWD tank…
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By travelking
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2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the best car I’ve ever had.
While this car only has decent gas mileage, due mostly to the AWD, the reliability and performance of this car is unparalleled.
I bought this car new and drove it to 267,000 miles.
The problems I had with it were minor.
I’ve gone through a couple of alternators, batteries, and clutches; but this is to be expected.
At about 230,000 miles I had to replace the sychros in the manual transmission. At around 250,000 miles I developed a radiator leak which was fixed with a bottle of radiator sealant.
The car was finally done by a broken timing belt. If I had replaced the timing belt when my mechanic advised, the little Subaru would still be on the road.


Best Features

The AWD makes this car perfect for outdoor enthusiast. This is also a very easy car to work on. The seats fold down flat making plenty of room for cargo, sleeping, dogs, etc...


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