2003 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Fun to drive, but needs good c

2003 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

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Fun to drive, but needs good clutch
By DAGreek on


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


I get about 20 mpg in town and 24-28 on freeways. The only major repair in 70K miles was a new clutch at 50K, which is miserable. A local Subaru specialist replaced it with a heavier version. The notchy tranny needs a 6th gear and the seats are no help for me, I am 6'3". The car is fun to drive on windy Sierra highways, and the AWD is a blessing in the snow. The engine could use more power, but if you use the whole power band and the 5 speed, it works. If I get better mileage out of the second clutch, I'll buy the Recaros.

Best Features

AWD, storage, handling.

Worst Features

Better seats, heavier clutch, peppier engine.
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