2003 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Not like previous Subarus

2003 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

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11 of 13 people found this review helpful
Not like previous Subarus
By Russ on


2003 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


This model was a lemon from the start. First two days discovered there was almost no transmission fluid in the transmission. Dealer blamed us but rescinded when I wrote to Subaru Regional Manager. 70K miles car overheated due to blown gaskets, $3,000+ replacement of heads. Now at 125,000 it is being towed away as a donor as either the rod bearings or main bearings are starting to go. Two previous Subarus (1990's models) are still on the road after we gave them away at 225,000 miles years ago. This is the last Subaru we will buy.
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