2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
This car has very great handling and performance overall. Turns corners like a dream. If you like to drift, this car is GREAT. Also, comes with sports mode which is a blast and revs very fast and smoothly. I just wish I had the GT edition, but just know this car is actually alright speed. Subaru engine sounds sexy. Thinking about taking the muffler off. ;) ENGINE IS BULLETPROOF! Only complains I have: Stereo isn't the best quality and the foam on the doors/windows came loose and hung down, both of them, once. But some special glue worked great! If you want a wrx but can't afford the insurance or whatever, and need something more reliable, THIS IS YOUR CAR! Spoiler is sexy.
2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
For starters i drive a 2.5i SE this car was almost fully loaded, the cars gas mileage was less then what i had expected but vary reliable at my security job witch i drive over 150miles a night, only now having to deal with upkeep after owning it for one year (tires breaks ext...) never missed a single oil change and beats good at 150k. has a little lag to when you hit the gas if your not in semi manual mode. horrible grip on ice but grips alright on snow and rain, i would slow down accordingly to traffic. seats arnt the most comfy in the world but for someone who doesn't slouch in there chair its really comfortable. steering wheel could have had more up and down adjustments to it. vehicle is well made although has some throttle issues on idle from the ac/heater unit that may not even be an issue more or less a nuisance if you don't like your car making sounds. Car definitely has a personality of its own, it will tell you if you ever get low on oil just by how it idles. i have caught the oil low two times now from idle and have yet to see the oil light on except for when doing oil changes. Definitely not a race car and Definitely not a toy, leave that to cheaper modified cars. minor issue would be on dash where the material they used is easily rubbed to skin and bone but easily replaced. Moon roof never leaks and really ease to work on. Finally for the ricers, yes they do have tailfins and a tow bar please dont modify it, it looks bad.
Performance (not enough character for review so to the point)
Quarter-mile 14.5 but can be quicker (read) Handling-poor. Change the FRONT springs to "Tien" lowering springs, 2 hours and changes everything.
Now, she power slides, launches keeping the rear spinning, quarter mile drops by a massive 0.7sec To 13.8. All thanks to a set of FRONT lowering springs. Don't question it, just understand it. Whomever made the decision for the suspension was smoking some real heavy stuff. Now it's the best damn car I EVER owned. Drifts, slides, rips up the q-mile and gets groceries. Reliable & dependable. Quick & subtle. Now it's right.
Reliable solid power train with amazing AWD.
Front springs; Tien lowering springs.
Intake; K&N cold air
ECU; Cobb access port
After logging 47,500 miles, I can say that this is a great car. I almost went with the Fusion, but am glad I purchased the Legacy instead. The AWD is great in the snow and the mp3 player input has helped me get through too many traffic jams. The only issue with the car is that it is a bit low on torque, but the manual shift mode mitigates that. Other than routine maintenance of changing tires, brakes, battery, and the other usual stuff all cars require, I had the interior door handle break in the dead of winter ($15 replacement). My gas mileage went from 23.5 mpg to 24.5-25 mpg after changing the tires from the stock set.
AWD; leather interior; mp3 player input; reliability.
Replace the speakers with an after market set. Day-time running lights, but can be disabled. Get the Legacy GT if you need the torque and don't mind getting premium gasoline and lower mpg.
I opted for the Limited edition prior to purchase after reading complaints about seat comfort (and because I prefer leather). My Legacy is comfortable, has great handling, and is fun to drive. This is my first Subaru after years of Toyota vehicles. I love the AWD, and I will not be going back.
AWD handling, acceleration, safety
Interior has some rattles and vibrations that bug me. Speakers are poor.