L 35th Anniversary Edition AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
I had reported on my 2004 legacy at 120,000 miles and said it was a great car. Now after 211,000 miles, I have to say that this is best car I have owned in over 53 years of driving. I just traded it in on a new 2015 legacy and the dealer couldn't believe how great it looked. The new Legacy is far better than I expected. It's very quiet and smooth riding. The engine performance is surprisingly peppy, especially since it is a 4 cylinder driving a 3500 pound all wheel drive car. The gas millage is fantastic. Highway driving 36-39 miles a gallon. After 18,000 miles had no problems except a hard closing gas flap, which was fixed by the dealer. Overall I am very pleased and feel this car will be at least as good as my last one.
Great car. I have over 121,000 miles on it now and still not a rattle or squeak. Runs and looks like new. This is my third Subaru, all very reliable. I have had only 2 out of pocket repairs. The head gaskets were replaced at 80,000 miles and new struts at 116,000 miles. Gas mileage is OK at 22-23 Mpg in town and 27-30 Mpg on the highway.
I purchased this car new in April 2004 and have since put approximately 97500 miles on it. Build quality isn't too good; I have experienced engine knock when cold since 20000 miles. Dealer wouldn't touch the issue, saying it's typical for these engines. Cold (under 20 degree F) starts are painful, sometimes requiring 4 or 5 tries before the engine will stay running. I've had the A/C lose charge twice (dealer and independent shop cannot find leak, so it gets charged once a year) and had the clutch bind and squeak. Dealer replaced the clutch, didn't fix the issue, I found a bad slave cylinder. Rear suspension sags at least 1.5" even with nothing in the trunk. But, I haven't been stranded-yet!
During my 160,000 miles I have had to replace the catalytic converters 3 times and now that inspection is due wouldn’t you know it engine light is on and needs another catalytic converter. Both front windows after 1 year leak air flow sounds like a whistling jet is landing no satisfaction from the dealer or Subaru.
I drive 80 mi a day to the City (elev.
4500 ft) from a a peaceful mountain
valley (elev. 6500 ft). Have been doing
so for 11 years in my '93 Legacy L AWD
Sedan. It now has 290,000 miles and
still going strong! I have since
retired it to the teenager daughter.
Enter my new Subaru. Looking forward
to another 10+ years of confident all-
weather driving without guzzling gas.
Whole family loves Subaru's. Dad, Mom
and both brothers own one. And now I