Used 2008 Subaru Legacy Consumer Reviews - 107 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2008 Subaru Legacy

View reviews for a specific Legacy model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
2008 Subaru Legacy SE auto
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jim
on

Vehicle

2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 I Special Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I leased this car back in Dec. 2008, I got the silver one. In So Cal it is rare to see one in a week. Even Subaru owners here don't know what it is, they think it is a BMW. I love the look of the car the solid drive and very quiet, I can actually listen to the radio at number 4. I am 6'2'' and I fit with with headroom to spare this is the first car that I can have a moon roof. When you push this car in the corners you can feel how well it handles. The trunk is a good size.


Best Features

Styling cornering quietness


Worst Features

The MPG I get 22 MPG freeway, I usually drive 2 miles rural and then 10 miles freeway for 90% of my driving with no lead foot. I have spoken with WRX, Legacy GT, and Turbo Forester drivers and they all get better gas mileage then me. The power locks are a nuisance. The Auto Tran. is annoying


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

The best
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By TOM
on

Vehicle

2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 I 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love this vehicle snow, rain, ice, whatever the world throws at you it handles. I autocross and it is impressive there. On the highway I avg 32 mpg hills 28. I love it and recommend it


Best Features

Style, all wheel drive, mpg


Worst Features

More rear seat room, just maybe 1-2 inches


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Small But Good... Could I Have Another?
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Vinny
on

Vehicle

2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 I Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I was hoping to get a nicer car but with gas prices exceeding $4 a gallon I didn't want to be getting 17 mpg so I leased this Subaru Legacy for 2 years at an excellent rate. It gives me an average of 31.2 mpg overall and it has decent kick for a 4 cyl. I also own a 2003 Forrester but is noisy on the highway, this car is solid, very little road noise. I only got the VDC because that's all there was, I mainly turn it off. The leather is nice and along with the wood trim, it makes the car feel much more than $26k. The only complaint is that its a bit small. Wishing I bought it so I don't have to worry about mileage, much better then expected :D


Best Features

Brown metallic paint, leather, wood, AWD, 32 mpg :))), aux jack


Worst Features

Add a fifth gear (preferably 6), radio controls on steering wheel, add a bit more size (the outback is much bigger and same price)


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Safe and Savings
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ShopCar
on

Vehicle

2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 I Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Excellent Car. Handles well, well built, better gas miles than expected for an AWD 25 in traffic. Looks Sharp! Best car for the money. Other cars you pay so much more for AWD, moonroof, leather,auto dimming mirror, fog light and on board computer.


Best Features

Its a Subaru ( the Color) Bronze computer tells you how long you have been driving, gas miles, temp etc.


Worst Features

The 08 didn't have steering wheel controls but the 09 does along with an upgraded stereo. Pwr seats on both sides.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Really like this vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By RobR
on

Vehicle

2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited 4dr Sedan AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I've owned Audis, BMWs, VWs, and I looked at them all again before buying Subaru. It's got push-you-back-in-the-seat power, stealthy looks, and features that costs lots more $$$ on the other brands. I couldn't be happier with it. Very high Fun To Drive factor and is always ready to do more. Handles great in the snow as well. When I'm nice to it, I get 31 MPG hwy, when I'm not, 20 - 22. It's a nice surprise and everyone asks me what kind of car it is when they see it on the road. Big difference between standard legacy and legacy GT. It's worth the difference in price.


Best Features

Turbo, leather seats, wheels, easy to chip, sunroof, turbo poking through hood


Worst Features

LED lights, easier to install sat radio, bluetooth, HIDs, better front seat armrest


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT