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Could have been great, but...
By Dr. Alif Terranson on
Vehicle2002 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewThe performance of the 4 wheezing mice
just doesn't cut it. I actually
thought the car had a problem, and
brought it in for service - the service
manager stated that this was "just the
way it is with the newer Subarus,
because of the emissions control
requirements". This is, of course,
pure BS, as I have an even newer car
(from another manufacturer) that meets
emissions without this performance hit.
The performance is *so* bad that I was
going to upgrade to the 6cyl,
unfortunately, a drive in that
confirmed that this is a design issue,
and not an engine size problem.
Best FeaturesThis car is fun to drive, and has great mileage.
Worst FeaturesThe cheap plastics need to go: the car isn't even three, and half the plastic things in the care have either broken, cracked, or "depressed" (weird kind of sinking down effect - I've never seen this in my other Subarus). I think they just botched the 2002s.
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