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Old 12-16-2001, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default SVX or Legacy Wagon?

either a 95+ wagon or 92+ SVX

I already have a 93 5spd sedan that is gonna go on boost....

so which do I buy for a daily driver/cruiser?


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Old 12-16-2001, 12:02 PM   #2
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This the question I was asking myself about a week ago. I am getting a 97 SVX sometime soon just for my daily driver. It all depends on what you like, because I know that the SVX are 4EAT only and the wagons you get can be a 5spd. I would recommend getting an SVX because the car looks really slick, but you would be driving a slush box.
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Old 12-16-2001, 12:22 PM   #3
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No Question. Go SVX. My Fiance will be getting my 98 Legacy as I move on to my "as soon as I find good one" SVX.

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Old 12-16-2001, 06:44 PM   #4
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No Question. Go SVX. My Fiance will be getting my 98 Legacy as I move on to my "as soon as I find good one" SVX.

/Mark




Gotta love that H6!
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Someone to bring you to get parts in. Then finding out no parts are available. or will take 2 months to arrive.

How many miles are on the '93 Legacy that will get boost?

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Old 12-16-2001, 09:17 PM   #5
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1993 legacy L
99,000 miles
Eaton M90 supercharger... intercooled... all the goodies.. just need a little more work
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Old 12-17-2001, 04:21 PM   #6
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I'd like to check it out sometime... I have 164xxx on mine...

I see you list Boston as a location. I'm near Boston...

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Old 12-17-2001, 04:59 PM   #7
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Interesting question. I've pondered it often, especially last year when I was preparing to sell my 2.5RS coupe in favor of a wagon (desperately needed cargo room for other hobbies). For car-storage issues, etc. I decided on a WRX wagon as a 1-car solution to my needs.

I love it, but often times I wished I'd done a 2-car solution: Older Legacy Wagon for the cargo stuff (bigger than my Imp wagon) and an SVX for my daily commute (an auto would be nice for the stop/go traffic I fight).

I still think the SVX is one of the great touring cars of the 90's. If I had a choice of any subaru to take on a 300+ mile roadtrip through variable weather conditions, It'd be the SVX in a heartbeat.

I guess it comes down to specifics. One of the things I love about a true wagon vs. a coupe hatchback like the svx is the extra length of the rear section. On a recent trip I fit a full size drill press in the wagon, along with 300 lbs of other gear. We cruised at 100mph+ all the way from San Diego to Phoenix and back with the AC on. I don't think I could have fit the same package in the SVX...

Not a lot of helpful info here, but I wanted to say I can understand the dilemma.
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Old 12-17-2001, 05:50 PM   #8
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Present-Jan 5th= Albany NY with my legacy, working on the SC project
Jan 6th-August 20th= Boston MA, without a car (college, WIT)
last 4 months= South Windsor CT
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Old 12-18-2001, 12:29 AM   #9
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Go for the 95+ wagon that way you can buy my old parts off me

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Old 12-18-2001, 02:12 AM   #10
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I love the SVX. A while back I had a chance to buy a 96 SVX with only 36k miles on it. I passed, and still feel a pang of regret every so often. But driving the Legacy makes it go away.

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Old 12-18-2001, 07:34 AM   #11
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Albany is near... I smell road trip...

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Old 12-18-2001, 12:22 PM   #12
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Ok, I have both and well heres my thoughts, the svx is great for long commutes/road trips and as a daily driver, but I usually drive the legacy because it is honistly a little more fun to drive the svx is a bigger and heavier hence the unbelieveable smooth ride at 120 on the highway but around town the legacy is just so quick and the fun snappy steering whoooppie. I guess that might not help that much, maybe you should just get both.
good luck
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