Used 2008 Subaru Legacy Pricing

2008 Subaru Legacy
Consumer Rating

2008 Highlights

A mild face-lift, a sporty new "3.0 R Limited" trim level, a redesigned instrument panel, the cancellation of the wagon body style and the addition of a few new standard features (including tilt and telescopic steering wheel and an auxiliary audio jack) are the major changes for the 2008 Subaru Legacy line.

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  • Attractive cabin design with high-quality materials, strong performance in GT trims, standard all-wheel drive, athletic handling, comfortable highway ride, outstanding crash test scores.


  • Smallish backseat and trunk, limited availability of stability control and navigation systems, upper trims can be pricey.

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Used 2008 Subaru Legacy for Sale

Subaru Legacy 2008 3.0 R Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi, VDC (3.0L 6cyl 5A) Obsidian Black Pearl Off Black cloth120,672 miles
Used 2008Subaru Legacy3.0 R Limited
Est.Loan: $164/mo
Good Deal
Subaru Legacy 2008 2.5 GT Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M) Diamond Gray Metallic 156,533 miles
Used 2008Subaru Legacy2.5 GT Limited
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Great Deal
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Dealer Notes

It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves

Subaru Legacy 2008 2.5 I 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Newport Blue Pearl 106,411 miles
Used 2008Subaru Legacy2.5 I
Est.Loan: $133/mo

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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

Honest/ Informed Review
While the 3.0R boasts a larger engine and more hp, it actually has less lb/foot of torque than its 2.5GT counterpart; translating to 7 tenths of a second from 0-60. The acclaimed S/I drive is amusing, if not practical. In sport mode acceleration is noticeably boosted from intelligent mode. Paddle-shifting is also available in sport sharp, though its more burdensome than liberating. Paddle-shift levers, S/I drive console, and Navigation system all contribute to the impressive interior. Even after the romance fades, the controls are insightful and convenient. This car may be your best choice if: a. you drive in all-weather conditions b. you purchase used at a discount
Well researched decision
I rated the performance a 3 simply because their are better performing choices out there in a sedan. I wanted an AWD vehicle, but I also was looking to upgrade in mpg from my previous f150 4x4. My research had lead to me to the Subaru Legacy. I had never driven one or even sat inside one. This car gives the best bang for your buck if you purchase slightly used. I got a limited model 29k miles for 16995. Everyone that gets inside the car can't believe the features I got for the price tag. I've done a lot of research and nothing else compares. I wish the mpg was a bit better but I can live with all the features I get instead. The fun-to-drive factor is great despite the small engine.
Great Car until 85,000 miles, then it started to fall apart.
I really tried to love Subaru and become a lifetime buyer of there cars. My 2008 legacy provided me with great awd traction, great highway mpg 30+, low maintenance costs. The negatives started at 85,000 miles, head gasket leak, end links failure provided very loud clunking noises, power steering pump wine, heat shield rattle at start up, door panel clunking, dashboard clunking. The problems started in June 2014 and by September I gave up on the car after I realized I have the dreaded Subaru head gasket leak. The car also became a rattle box inside after about 80,000 miles which surprised me. I planned on keeping the car to well over 100,000 miles. City mpg was also sub-par 17-19mpg.