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Opinions on Subaru Legacy's? My wife just bought one.

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Mit122, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Mit122

    Mit122 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I was just wondering what any previous/current owners of Subaru's in particular Legacy's have thought of them? My wife just bought a 2014 Legacy today and it's our first Subaru vehicle. We've both been Toyota owners for years.
     
  2. MGMTacolover55

    MGMTacolover55 Well-Known Member

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    Its a Subaru it should last forever. Also toyota owns 16% of Subaru's parent xomapny so it technically is still in the toyota family :D
     
  3. Mit122

    Mit122 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, MGM. Anybody else have inputs such as quirks with Subaru's, ease of maintenance etc...
     
  4. MGMTacolover55

    MGMTacolover55 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't owned a Subaru legacy but I'd imagine it wouldn't be too hard to change oil and do all that stuff.
     
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    Subaru's are great vehicles. I miss my impreza sometimes. If I were going to own a car again, it would be a Subie. Probably a wrx though ;)
     
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    Oh, and I have a buddy who does the whole rally cross thing, and he races a legacy (older though). Won his division class this season against folks with much faster cars, so it seemed to do ok.
     
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    we have a 2005 forester.

    not a bad car. kinda loud as far as road/wind noise.

    only thing that really happened to the car. sunroof broke. fixed under warranty.
    radiator leaked..i fixed it.
    i think that is about it. nothing mechanical.
    oh, battery.

    i changed out the sparkplugs and it was a motherfucker. very very difficult. take a look..if you have a turbo model especially. the plugs are next to the unibody frame thing.
     
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    My brother has a subie..he loves it this is his second.
     
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    My Mother bought a 2013 legacy 2.5. Its a good car, rides nice, like all other scoobs it is awesome in the snow. Not super fuel mileage though, to be expected, she drives fast. The only problem is she had to take it to the dealer 3 times in the first 5000 miles because the oil light kept coming on. The first time at 1800 miles. The tech said it was because it has to be filled to the absolute top of the dipstick. :rolleyes: So he put half a quart in it and sent her away. Then again at 3000 miles, same tech scratched his head, and flashed the computer. The third time at 4500 miles. They finally changed out the sensor, and it hasnt been back on since. It now has about 9000 on it. I would like to buy one, but a loaded up 3.6R:cool:. Just not in the cards right now.
    I had an 04 WRX, it was a good car, but too fast. It was going to get me in trouble.
     
  10. KenLyns

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    Oil filter used to be surrounded by catalytic converters. With the latest model, Subaru moved it to a familiar location. Only pain with the boxer engine now is spark plug changes.

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    @Mit122: A lot of members here own Subaru cars because they are reliable and handle better than Toyotas of the same class (Legacy vs Camry, Impreza vs Matrix, Forester vs Rav4, etc.)
     
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    I had a Subaru Impreza 2007 I know a little smaller than the Legacy. When I owned it, I never had any issues. Keep up with the maintenance, not sure about the newer boxer motors, but if you didn't change the coolant some owners experienced head gasket issues. I installed a set of Blizzaks during the winter months, made that car unstoppable.

    Im sure you guys will enjoy it!
     
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    I have a 2.5i Subaru Forester with auto transmission. It's a 2010 with 35,000 miles. About time for a plug change. Remember, they are AWD, so regular tire rotation is important.

    If i remember from Subaru forums, on my Forester, in Drive, it is 90 front/10 rear power out put. It changes to 50/50 in 1st or 2nd unless the car needs more to rear in adverse conditions.

    Since you live in NY, you'll absolutely love it.
     
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    I know a guy who is always talking about how awesome his Subaru all-wheel-drive is. I've invited him to pick any offroad trail he'd like and I'll drive it in my Taco with him.
     
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  15. Mit122

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    Thanks for all the responses. So far my wife loves the car. I've only driven it a few times and it seems well built and looks easy to maintain i.e. oil filter access. Lots of nice features. Only down side my wife has noted so far is the gas mileage, but it still needs to be broken in, plus the cold weather and crappy winter fuel. She was also used to driving an 07 Corolla that sipped gas better than most of today's hybrids.
     
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