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Old 12-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
Sil80sx
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Default Daily Commuter..... 99-02 G20 vs 05-07 Legacy.....which to buy?

So its time to put the STi to rest, and buy a commuter car. Im looking to spend $3500 on it, or use that as a down payment for a 05-07 legacy. The g20's sr20 engine is reliable as ***, but I've heard amazing things about automatic subaru transmissions. I like the looks of a legacy more (obviously haha) but I also like the fact of not having a car payment with the g20. Theyre both similar in MPG and one is easier to fix than the other. I'm stuck here guys, which would you pick and why??? Thanks!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:37 AM   #2
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Well since you are in the LA area, I assume you won't be needing AWD.
If you are getting it to save money, then get one that you won't have to pay on.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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Unless the G20 has super high miles I would go with that to save money, and like Drakien said AWD in LA won't be a big deal.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
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Get an older G20, '96 or older if you can. Much more fun to drive, should be cheaper, and no horrid "multilink beam" rear suspension. A plus if you find a G20t with the better seats and LSD.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #5
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Having daily driven a 96 G20 a few years back and a 07 legacy 2.5i limited currently, i figure i should share my experience. I drove the Infiniti for 40k miles(100k-140k). The motor gave me no problems what so ever. The rest of the car was another story. Broken motor mounts, a failed power window actuator, and a rusted exhaust were some of the issues i encountered. The car wasn't a sales success, so most parts had to be special ordered . I also didn't care for the automatic in the car( i always get an AT for my commuter and a manual for my toy). The car had decent handling for a front driver, especially after i added 17" sentra spec v wheels.
Ive had the Legacy for 5 weeks now (replaced the outback that Sandy washed away). I love it. It's comfortable, looks good, and handles well. The trans is well matched to the N/A motor. It's also much roomier than the G20. This is important because i use it to haul parts for my STi.
I vote legacy sedan. Hope this was helpful.
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