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Old 03-11-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default thinking about buying a Legacy - any year in particular I should go for?

as title says, thinking about buying a used legacy. Any years to avoid/any years to go for? Or can any1 point me in the right direction on some info like this. thanks in advance
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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LGT or 2.5i?
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #4
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2009 Legacy GT spec B.

You'll love the 6 speed and the fact that it doesn't look like an SUV.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. should have made my post more specific.

Looking for a good year that will limit problems that might be associated with a particular year. For example i was looking into 2005 or 2006 and found alot of reviews about turbos going out and needing to be replaced.

So with that in mind - looking for years to target that are overall good/reliable vs. some other years that might be better off avoiding

More clear? haha
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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probably 2.5i. looking for good mpg's and somethign reliable for some road trips this summer
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #7
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Search the turbo oil line banjo bolt screen. That gets clogged and when it does, the bearings in the turbo get less oil. That's what kills the turbos. I've heard contradictory information that the screens went away before 08. I had an 08 and went 91k miles with zero issues. I sold it to a local and he's just hit 105 miles with zero issues. 08 and 09 have SI Drive. Put it in I mode, throw in 87 and get 27mpg all day long.

LGT.com has a great write up with pictures on how to get to the banjo bolt......remove the screen and put back together.
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I have an 05. The stock turbo on mine went 96k before I replaced it with a vf52. Turbo still functioned fine when I took it off.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #9
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ahhh turbo only, I was about to drop some fanboy-ism about my 3.0R.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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2009 Legacy GT spec B.

You'll love the 6 speed and the fact that it doesn't look like an SUV.
+1 on the spec B.

They are hard to find due to limited production, but great cars.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
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i was looking into 2005 or 2006 and found alot of reviews about turbos going out and needing to be replaced.
Bought my '05 with 34K miles and immediately did the banjo bolt fix. Still running strong at 88K.
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2009 Legacy GT spec B.

You'll love the 6 speed and the fact that it doesn't look like an SUV.
I almost bought one new. Wished I would have.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:58 PM   #13
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Thanks for the replies. should have made my post more specific.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #14
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good info. so minus the banjo bolt fix on 05's & what not - no other recommendations or issues to look out for on specific years? thanks in advance. got a bangin 02 wrx now thrown down 400 horses but kinda been lookin for somethin else lately
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