2008 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: 02 WRX to 08 Legacy GT

2008 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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

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02 WRX to 08 Legacy GT
By Dave C on


2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Traded in '02 WRX on '08 Legacy GT. The GT is roomier, with much better features (leather, sunroof, auto AC, auto trunk, XM, auto mirror), much quieter, and only cost $2K more than my WRX did 6 years ago. As quick as my WRX 0-60, same cornering G, but simply not as fun to drive. However, this is a much easier car to live with (quiet), and everybody who rides in it loves it. Quality is same or better than WRX - outstanding. Other than for clutch, never had a problem with the WRX in 75K miles (never even touched the brakes!). I'm looking forward to a similar experience with the Legacy GT.

Best Features

Satellite radio just became a "must have" feature in my family. Black leather looks and feels fantastic. It's so quiet and refined, and without a spoiler, it's sneaky fast.

Worst Features

Engine gets a bit weak after 6000 rpm, and only revs to 6500, leaving on 3K-6K of strong acceleration; needs another 500 rpm, and better high-end torque (how about the STI engine). Suspension could be firmer; too much body roll. Seat backs need bigger bolsters. (Tough transition from extrovert WRX)
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