2011 Subaru Legacy Consumer Review: Very Roomy Sedan

2011 Subaru Legacy - Consumer Review

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2.5i Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 6-speed Manual)

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Very Roomy Sedan
By fisheagle on


2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


From start i filed a complaint at the dealership about the car poor road handling.The car bounced on the road the suspension felt harsh.Dealership argued "there is nothing wrong with the car"A letter to SOA head office did not produce any results.I took it upon myself to replace the shock absorbers at nearly 20k miles there were clear signs of wear on tear on the struts.Much to my surprise the struts was the same company that supplied the OEM front and rear struts!The handling increased marginally.The rear end still bounces.The idle drops to below 500 rpm when coming to stop.Uneven idling.Going down hill cruise control does not work. Dealer nothing wrong with car.My last Subaru!

Best Features

Excellent Headlights Excellent Brakes Excellent Safety Ratings Excellent fuel economy Peppy engine Very Spacious Cabin Tall people will fit comfortably in front with more than enough space for rear passengers. Class Leading Trunk Space Don't need premium gas All weather Package,heated windshield,door mirrors,seats Windows roll completely down Electronic E-Brake

Worst Features

Poor customer service Ac dont stack up to desert heat Ac battles to defog inside on rainy day. Slow rear window demister Center console not closing properly Air vent on recirculation lets through exhaust gases/fumes Hood Shaking(Adjusted front hood stoppers to eliminate shaking) No rear vents Paint scratches easily Door mirrors shaking even though volume is increased slightly(Too much play-Mirror waving) Side windows literally loose.You can move the windows sideways inside window frame(s) Car fitted with defective parts Check parts randomly from vendor for quality issues! Subaru take ownership of your product!
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By redgeminipa
on 07/14/14 06:17 AM (PDT)

As for the cruise control "not working" going down hills, that's rare to find in any car. My '97 Dodge Intrepid was the ONLY one out of over 30 cars I've owned that did such a thing, and the transmission was nearly shot at 98,000 miles. Go figure. As for the other "issues" you have with the Legacy, they may or may not be of real concern. How the car feels on the road largely depends on what you're comparing it to. All modern paint scratches easily. Thank the "green" movement for that. Many of your other concerns would be easily detected during a test drive. You did test drive it before you bought it, didn't you?

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