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By RRBm
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Already had a 2008 Legacy 2.5i Ltd and was happy with it but felt it was too small. Evaluated the redesigned 2010 Legacy and found the redesign addressed virtually all of my concerns AND promised improved mileage. I accept some loss of mileage to AWD which is worth it for performance and safety in 4 season climates--and I have not been disappointed. 2010 CVT is great technology with significantly improved mileage but trade off is less oomph which bothers my wife more than me. Still feels fun to me. Appreciate the solid feel, smooth generally quiet ride. Seats very comfortable for me and very adjustable! Happy with build quality and head turning design.


Best Features

Comfortable and adjustable heated soft leather seats, AWD yet very good mileage, solid feel, roomy usable trunk, nice H-K sound. BLuetooth phone. Steering wheel controls. High safety ratings.


Worst Features

Folding mirrors. Reduce road noise even further.


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2010 Legacy - It could have been great!
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By John
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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This could have been a wonderful car. They had everything going for it except: It steers very poorly at interstate speeds. It tends to wander from side to side and never really has a tendency to just drive straight down the road. You have to constantly make small corrections in order to keep in your lane. And it is much worse in crosswinds. I have had it into the local dealer and of course they can find no fault with the car. It was out of alignment from the factory which they fixed. This is the first year Subaru has had drive by wire and they have not gotten it right. I have an 09 Forester which drives great, so I know they can make a good driving vehicle. Just not the 2010 Legacy.


Best Features

Quiet, except for the CVT whine. Looks great. AWD. Nice interior and exterior. Good fit and finish. The bluetooth is awesome and should be a requirement in all vehicles. I really really like this car except...... see above.


Worst Features

Make it steer like the Forester does! I have seen many posts complaining about the steering so it is not just my vehicle. I recommend people wait to buy this vehicle until Subaru gets this fixed. Quiet the CVT whine. Nissan CVT does not whine like this. I have 1200 miles on it now.


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2.5i Limited with Power Moonroof
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By Landman507
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

I have had this car about a month and absolutely love it. The continuous transmission is incredibly smooth. Although the first time I drove it, it seemed odd to have a car accelerating, but not feel it go through the gears. With the 2.5i engine, you won't win any races on the track, but it's more than fast enough for urban driving. That said, I'm very happy with the gas mileage so far (27+ MPG in mixed driving).


Best Features

Moonroof, comfortable seats, gas mileage for an AWD car, continuous transmission, and the stereo rocks!


Worst Features

Offer blind spot monitoring and back up sensors. You need to get the navigation package for a back up camera. Rear view mirror with integrated Homelink is a little large. I need to remember to look around it at stop signs because it does block your view somewhat. Not a big deal though.


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Great to mdate
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By Dave
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Have over 12,000 miles on vehicle already and have not had any problems. Very good dealer treatment and attention. Switched from reg oil to blend after 2nd oil change and notice just shy of 2mpg per gallon increase. Drives as solidly as my old "92 Buick GS did and has enough get up and go for me. Funny that Legacy has the same HP of the Buick with 2 fewer cylinders!


Best Features

Love just about everything in this vehicle


Worst Features

Taller trunk entrance, get rid of the mpg gauge and put in ammeter.


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I want to like it
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By John
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

I traded in a 2002 VW Passat manual, so the AWD CVT Subaru Limited is quite a change. Its mileage is equal to the Passat. It has a pleasing interior (black leather), and attractive ruby red exterior. The paddles are good for quick downshifting to a stop. The engine and CVT produce enough power to meet my needs. It can become noisy under acceleration. The ride is comfortable, but inconsistent, with some bumps surprisingly jarring. It is sensitive to wind shear. It's good about town, but a little tiring to drive on a highway trip - it seems subject to "drift", so one has to pay attention. The jury's still out on this Subaru. A longer test drive might have led to a different choice.


Best Features

Paddles, remote start, bluetooth, interior, front end sheet metal, great paint job, headroom, seats, easy cruise control. There is a lot to like about this car.


Worst Features

A little more work on the suspension. Crisper handling so highway driving is less of a chore. More sound-deadening for the engine compartment. A less tinny sounding trunk lid.


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