2004 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Manual Sedan

2004 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Manual Sedan
By mjc440 on


2004 Subaru Legacy L AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


This Legacy has a great ride, almost
perfect steering, and is practically
unstoppable in the snow.

The negatives are inferior interior
materials (compared to Honda and
Toyata) and an engine with not a lot
of power (although it performs well
for a four cylinder).

My biggest complaint is that the 5
speed manual is geared too low for
normal highway driving. The engine
screams at 3,000 RPMS at 70 MPH (and
everyone blows past you). It really
needs another gear. Also the manual
transmission is sometimes hard to put
into first gear. Shifting feels like
you're shifting through gravel.

Cloth seats are also uncomfortable.

Best Features

The all wheel drive system is the best feature. Reliability is also a great feature.

Worst Features

The Legacy needs a new manual transmission. It needs a 6th gear. This won't be a problem for me any longer when the '05 5 speed AUTOMATICS come out. Paint that doesn't chip so easily would also be nice.
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