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Run Far away from this car
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By tag4575
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Bought mine and started out loving it. You will soon regret that thought. Wheel bearings, turbo, clutch, timing belt, interior plastics, all went to hell after only 60k miles. I replaced th tires one time and they lasted a mere 20k miles. Treated this car like a baby, only synthetic, premium gas and drove it carefully. Seems like check engine light was always on, car was in ecellent condition when I god rid of it, traded it on a new acura, I feel bad for whoever buys the piece of junk. My 2001 BMW 740 is supposed to be high matinance, but this car proved that wrong and now I appriciate my BMW way more. Very dissapointed in Subaru, my $57,000 acura is less to insure than this thing too.


Best Features

Power, 5-speed.


Worst Features

Hopefully the new generation of LGT is reliable.


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Great Car Skip the Automatic
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By nlap90
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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Love the lines and the style of the car, bought mine used with 70,000 miles on it. First few hours i owned it the transmission sensors failed... fine cars have issues sometimes. later on started to notice electrical issues with the lighting dimming on its own or the radio controls not working when you hit the buttons. in the past year , i have replaced the turbo, the ac condensor because it seized and shredded all the belts and tore through the electrical, the transmission had to be rebuilt, and now the wheel bearings are going.... I must have gotten a lemon.... Love the car other than these issues. about to trade it in. Stay away from the turbo Automatics they have major issues!!!


Best Features

the clean lines of the car, the 250 hp and trq throwing you back in your seat when you gun the engine, and the beautiful black leather interior with silver accents make you feel like your driving a $50,000 dollar car.


Worst Features

A fold down back seat would be nice, get rid of the useless steering wheel shifters and add radio controls. ad some leg room to the rear seat, and a sportier sounding exhaust would be nice improvments


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Good car to own and drive
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By avkesq
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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When my 1998 Subaru wagon bit the dust (failed transmission) after 168K miles, I decided to buy the new sedan, in late 2004.
It now has over 60,000 miles and is still running well.
This car provides the best mix of comfort, performance, fuel economy and road grip/stability that I have come across.
I travel a lot and have used a number of rental cars (many brand new), but the Subaru beats them all.

Highway fuel economy is at 29mpg, provided I keep at or below 65mph.
Acceleration is good when I flip to Sports mode, enabling me to join the freeway from the ramp with lots of power to spare, and agility and road grip make me feel safe.

Truly fun car to drive for the money, and very safe.


Best Features

Roag grip and agility, Very smooth ride, yet with firm suspension. Good performnce for a family sedan, and accetably good fuel economy for a AWD. Trouble free from mechanical standpoint. ever had a breakdown.


Worst Features

The fit and finish on this car is not up to Honda standards (my other car is an Odyssey). Small plastic parts seem to pop off and need refixing. Considerable room for improvement in the fit and finish department.


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By P
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I dont know about the turbo model, but the non-turbo base was 19k out the door. With that considered, any minor defect this ok with me if it get fixed under warranty. Car has been good, great handling, plows through snow and rain and the design is nice. Engine power is pretty weak but at 28 mpg average (with AWD mind you) is a pretty good trade off. Some of the minor issues with mine. Some kick panels in the interior were not assembled correctly and I had to fix them myself, dash rattle, and 2 wheel bearings went bad under warranty. Other than that not a single problem. Shade tree mechanics will find the car easy to work on, brakes, oil, plugs all easy to service.


Best Features

AWD and design


Worst Features

More engine power and seat adjustments.


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One of the Best Used Car to Buy
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By Wong
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought this car used in 2009. Now has 76,000 miles. Now, 5 years later the car runs just like new sill. The paint isn't the best but every car now has bad paint. There is only one rattle but only comes once in a long time other wise everyday its quiet. Some people complain about wind noise because of frame less window but I don't hear and I know there is no wind noise unless its 30 mph winds but even cars with framed windows will here that. Seats are comfortable for shorter trips. It doesn't have all the new toys that 2010 cars now have but you don't need it. Like back-up camera, gps, mp3, push start etc. If you can drive without the new toys this is a good car to buy with awd standard


Best Features

It' a Subaru. manual transmission, Don't see one every time you go somewhere, turbo engine, frame less window, interior styling, seats, pretty much everything


Worst Features

The paint quality is to easy to scratch. Have a auto window up. Have hid headlights standard. Design soda or cup holders not mug holders I don't drink coffee. My soda slides everywhere because if that design


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