2005 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: A great car for the money

2005 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

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A great car for the money
By legacychick on


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


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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