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Austin GT Limited Sedan
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By Danny Kemp
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The only issue that I have had with this car is thaat the a headlight will burn out every six months or so. I am not too crazy about the gas mileage, but with the way it can zoom around, I overlooked it. Due to the fact that there aren't that many Subarus around in comparison to the rest of the cars on the road, people always ask me, "What kinda car is that?" I answer, and they return a strange look. I guess some people have a bad view of subarus. All in all, a good car, solid ride, and decently comfortable.


Best Features

Zoom, corners very well, and carries my baby without disturbing her.


Worst Features

Build a stock arm rest that doesn't cater to those with a height of 5'2" or less :)


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Nikobonjon's Subie
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By Nikobonjon
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Pros: All in all this is a good car with exceptional handing abilities. It is a fine car and holds the road well. The turbo engine is super when it kicks in. The car is quiet and clean. Cons: Expensive to maintain especially the tires. Turbo burns premium unleaded. Somewhat narrow (hip room) front seating. Typical turbo lag. Fuel economy could be better for a car this size.


Best Features

Boxer turbo engine, heated seats, AWD.


Worst Features

Wider cockpit, Automatic headlights, oil change monitor.


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Best Sedan
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By Roy
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I love my Subaru Legacy GT. I've had it a little over a year and it's fun to drive handles like a dream' 0-60 5.7 seconds and it's not too bad on gas.


Worst Features

Well this improvement is coming on the 2008 but iI was gonna say another gear to make it 6 gears.


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Great Car
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By wilber
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I like everything about this car except for the daylight running lights and the way they are connected to the emergency brake. I have the GT with manual tranny (the weight is close to 200lb less than the limited GT) and the performance is fantastic. Gas ranges from 21 mpg for hard driving to about 30 mpg on trips.


Best Features

Engine and tranny (shifter could be better).


Worst Features

Crisper shifter. Can the daylight running lights.


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Oil Eater
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By Oilwoes
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2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Brand new car from the beginning burns oil - 1600-2400 miles/quart on average. According to the dealer, Subaru specs allow oil consumption of 1000 miles/quart before they want to fix the problem. No drips - just occasional stench of oil belching for my driving pleasure. My 1997 Outback with 80,000 miles never ate oil. Will never purchase a Subaru again.


Best Features

Winterized package - especially front window deicer.


Worst Features

A better engine that doesn't eat oil by design. Interior plastic parts come lose easily.


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