2008 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Well researched decision

2008 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

109 Total Reviews

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Well researched decision
By derekisaac on


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


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.

Best Features

Subaru's symmetrical AWD, safety features, mpg in an AWD (I'm averaging 23-24 in mixed 60/40 driving) Heated Leather seats Heated mirrors and windshield wipers moonroof sport shift auto Dual climate control Trip computer/avg mpg/real time mpg/tpms Aux input for IPOD 2 12v charging ports I challenge anyone to find these features on any vehicle for less money. The car drives like it's on rails. The ride is stiff but for those that don't like a stiff ride, they're probably looking at other cars. Again, I challenge anyone to find these features on a car with warranty and a cheaper price tag.

Worst Features

I wish I had more mpg but who doesn't? I also wish I had more hp but the price tag goes up on the GT and 6 cyl model. The armrest needs redesigned, it's not quite long enough. I'm very happy with the purchase. I still browse car reviews on here and I have yet to find anything that changes my mind. I had it narrowed down to this car and the infinity G35 awd, but you'll pay much more the infinity and won't get all these features either.
Recommend (5) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.