2001 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Great winter car, has some qui

2001 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

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Great winter car, has some quirks
By ajc1961 on


2001 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


I purchased this car for winter
driving in NJ and it was FANTASTIC
considering the brutal winters for

Some quirks I've noticed are the
occasional burning smell coming from
the vents after bad weather driving
(probably an AWD thing) and a
whistling windshield in high
crosswinds when all windows are rolled
up. Neither of these can be addressed
by the dealer, of course. Through
various internet user groups, it seems
these are common Subaru quirks and
although annoying, are mostly sporatic
and shouldn't deter anyone from buying
this car.

Best Features

AWD is amazing, plain and simple. The car is roomy, I'm 6'4" tall and have pleanty of head room.

Worst Features

the burning smell seems to be a common Subaru complaint, I'd like to see that addressed. I would like to see a full folding rear seat. A section of the rear seat folds down for skis, but not the entire seat, makes it difficult to move large objects.
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