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Goes like stink!
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By White Devil Subie
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought this car after owning two Acuras (1998 CL and 2002 TL). I like quality, safe, reliable but high performance cars. This Subie has been the best car I have ever owned. It is also a very stealth mobile in that hardly anyone recognizes what this car is and what it can do. It gets decent mileage for what it is (a high performance car). It so fun to drive and is sure-footed in the snow and ice in Kansas City. It climbed up a serious incline on 14th Street in KC during a major ice snow without hesitation while all the other drivers were spinning their tires. My advice if you live in a snowy or icy area in the winter is to have two sets of tires (the stock Potenzas and good snow/ice tires).


Best Features

Quick car with very impressive acceleration; it's the WTX for grownups. Good handling with AWD. Interior quality and design are great. Good sound system when you add the subwoofer.


Worst Features

Tires. The Potenzas are like ice skates in snow and ice.


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Stand out of the crowd!
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By Incubus
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I wasn't really looking for a Subaru, altough I always liked the style; but I test drove one at a dealer almost by coincidence and that was it. I did what you are not supposed to: fall in love with the car. If you want to stand out of the crowd using regular and common Camrys, Accords, and Altimas, this is the car for you. Fun to drive, excellent handling, sporty style, and the AWD is excellent for my city where we get a lot of snow. A little bit small interior for big guys (I'm 6' and I don't have much room left). I'm impressed with the mpg given the AWD capabilities. Now I understand why some people say "once you get into a Subaru, you'll never leave".


Best Features

Sporty, unique style, japanese reliability, excellent handling and ride, nice interiors.


Worst Features

More interior space (use some trunk space for next design), radio is way below average compared with same class competitors, "weird" sound of the boxer engine (it souns almost like a small diesel truck when is cold), stability control should be standard in all models.


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Amazing Car
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By NHLGT
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is roomy, comfortable, has awesome options, accelerates well, has great power no matter where you are, is great in the snow, gets respectable gas mpg, looks so good, the dealer service has been amazing. Nothing is wrong with this car.


Best Features

Exterior styling, how secure it feels in corners, engine response, gauges.


Worst Features

Steering wheel mounted audio controls, which they have in the new ones, I just wish they were availble in 05.


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A great car for the money
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By legacychick
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought my LGT brand new almost 3 years ago, and I still think this car is one of the best kept secrets. I've had so many complements on its looks, and everyone is surprised when they hear it's a Subaru. The AWD gives you more confidence on the road, even though the stock allseason tires aren't the best. The black interior is nice, and the cloth seats have held up well for 40000 miles. It has great acceleration, even when it was stock, but there was noticeable turbo lag. The manual shifting on the auto is nice, but there is hesitation. Gas mileage could be better but you pay to play. Warranty repairs: driver seat heating elements coming through foam twice, O2 sensor, dash rattle (not fixed


Best Features

Simple, yet good looking interior design. The dash gauges have an initial startup sweep, which is very cool. Seats hold you in well, but can get uncomfortable during long road trips. Boxer exhaust note with aftermarket exhaust. Love the acceleration, exterior styling, handling, frame less doors.


Worst Features

Too many interior rattles that the dealer can't hear, auto climate control is no good, manual shifting on auto is sluggish, exterior paint chips easily and needs HID headlights! And please bring the Legacy STI to the US!


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Ok car overall but amazing in the snow.
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By Craig
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2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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If you are some one who needs a solid commuter car and deals with a lot of bad weather look no further. The car's boxer engine does a great job when you pass someone on the highway. What really is a disappointment is the low end torque, it is non existent. If you are like me and need that torque to get up to speed quickly on the highway with short on ramps then this is not the car for you. Even in a manual it struggles. Passing traffic amazing but no torque. Gas mileage is excellent and the all wheel drive can handle almost anything. Headlights went out twice but dealer was great and replaced. What I do not get is why the backseat does not fold down. Major problem with kids.


Best Features

All-wheel drive, sharp looks, excellent handling and gas mileage.


Worst Features

More torque and a backseat that folds down!


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