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Old 11-12-2007, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Where to find more info on Legacy GT?

Of course other than legacygt.com I'm trying to find out more info on the other cars out there from subaru
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:07 PM   #2
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What would you like to know, Legacygt.com, sl-i.net and legacycentral.org, member on all three. It depends on what year you are looking at and what you would like to know I can help direct you to the bast site, or even try to answer some stuff for you
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:11 PM   #3
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Looking for info in comparison to the WRX and the Sti..

Ie common differences... common problems, common weaknesses.

Possible upgrades (within reason of course)... and possible market values or places to buy/trade.

I am possibly in a situation where I have to sell/trade my 03 Evo for another car that is admissible in Canada. Today I just went to look at some dealerships.

In my opinion the 05-06 GT's look nicer in the front.. the 07-08 are nicer on the inside, but almost the same. Sure beats 05 price of 15-20K versus 08 price of 30-35K. And none had the "spec b" to look at.

If you have time, maybe you can PM me an email or a phone # and could fill me in all at once?
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:17 PM   #4
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No problem, I'll get stuff together for you tomorrow. Your best resource for the newer LGT's is on Legacygt.com, however since there is so much on there its kinda hard to get what you want. I'll do some digging for you and I'll get threads over there with good info
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:39 AM   #5
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:39 AM   #6
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Go to a dealer and test drive one.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:35 AM   #7
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Did that.. which is why I need to find out more info. Sorry I didn't mention it in the post. The salesperson couldn't tell me the exact differences, so other than asthetically looking at them.

I could only notice finer points in the interior.. as well as the front fascia of the car a little bit different.

I didn't want to waste their time test driving since it was busier.

I've only been in a 2002 WRX, a 2004 and a 2005 Sti... a regular outback, and an older model legacy wagon. I'm told that the Legacy is going to be a bit cushier than the wrx. I'm not really sold on the newest body style of the WRX sedan, and their 06 Sti was 31K sticker price USED, which to me is way beyond over priced

So I come to the forums to get the real deal on the cars and prices. Not to be an ass, but he also told me that the newer WRX's would handle better than my evo. I decided I needed better info. As to why I'm looking, I put up a post somewhere else, I may have to be trading in the Evo due to job relocation to Canada not allowing the Evo to be imported.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:02 PM   #8
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http://www.cars101.com

This is a great site with tons and tons of info on every year Legacy from 90-present. I still reference it from time to time.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:11 PM   #9
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Wicked, thanks a lot.. I got the same reply just before lunch on the legacygt forums... Time to start reading!
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:01 PM   #10
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http://www.cars101.com

This is a great site with tons and tons of info on every year Legacy from 90-present. I still reference it from time to time.
this is a very good reference tool, and I still use it
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:11 PM   #11
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I have an 08 spec B. There are a lot of variables to take into consideration.

05-06's. Most mod friendly of the bunch. You can get a LGT wagon stick (if you like wagons). To my knowledge a lot of the mods you can perform on a Wrx are the same on a LGT of this vintage.
Pros
Lots of aftermarket support
cheaper purchase price
turbo, stick, wagon available
No Si drive
no CAN bus system

Cons
No fold down rear seat
5spd manual (supposed to be weaker then the 07-08 sB 6spd)
body roll (even in a sB)

06 was the first year for the spec B to show up. It came in titanium grey/silver with brick red interior. They were an actual limited edition car and they each have a numbered plate behind the shifter iirc.

07's
One major change is that they went to a CAN bus system. They also added Si drive to all levels. The spec B became an option package rather then a limited edition. They added fold down rear seats. The sB now came in Diamond Grey Metallic with blue alacantara inserts. Also new was the addition of a 6spd manual on the sB (supposed to be derived from the Wrx STi). I think a MP3 port was added across the Legacy line.

08's
Slightly different body (different front and rear bumpers, grille). THe sB now is available in two exterior colors (Diamond Grey metallic, and Quartz Silver Metallic) with a granite grey (black) alacantara interior. They added a 3.0R model which is a H6 auto only with nav.
Cons
sB wheels
little aftermarket body stuff at the moment
no more wagon
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:18 PM   #12
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http://www.cars101.com

This is a great site with tons and tons of info on every year Legacy from 90-present. I still reference it from time to time.
Good call! I totally forgot about that site.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:32 PM   #13
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First I highly recommend buying a Legacy in the states and then importing it into Canada, you will save a lot of money especially with how weak the Dollar is compared to the Loonie.

Here are a few threads from the Legacygt.com site

General References with model codes, paint, etc.
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=451

Reviews section where you can find reviews on some of the parts members have put on their Legacys
http://legacygt.com/reviews/?

Vehicle Colors Thread that can direct you to the various colors members have and all their mods
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71718

As for mods, etc. some of the most popular sites are
rallitek.com
cobbtuning.com
boxer4racing.com
fastwrx.com
gruppe-s.com
japanparts.com (this site has the most exterior mods out there and a lot of performance parts)
avoturboworld.com
hkc-speed.com

... the list just goes on, every day it seems like there is a new vendor. The Legacy is finally catching on in the states thanks to its similar turbo'd engine to the STi.


As for what Legacy to get, its totally up to you. I just bought a '07 Spec B from Grayson Subaru in Tennessee (flew 1000 mi to get it and then drove it back home) http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46369 (some of the vehicles they have and the deals that they are doing right now) and I love it for its 6spd, Black Leather/Blue Alcantara insert interior (ala STi), stock rims, Exterior, etc.









Depending on how soon you are moving and how soon you want to try to get a Legacy, stop by the Wicked Big Meet this coming spring/summer (I know its a long way away, but you can see the cars in person and talk with us) http://wickedbigmeet.com/

The Legacys are really nice, upscale vehicles, but have that turbo fun punch to them. Its easy just to cruise around and get good gas mileage, for a turbo (23 mpg so far, 27.5 best on the way back from Tenn) and it doesnt raise alarms where ever you go like STi's, WRX's, and EVO's sometimes do because it blends in enough (kinda nice sometimes).

Subaru of America is a good source to talk to also if you would like them to locate a vehicle for you. I contacted them about locating my Spec B and they were more than helpful in locating the last of the new '07's on the east coast. Dealers are also able to do a search like that, however their searches are limited to their region.

I know I didnt even begin to scratch the surface of all the questions you have. Hell it took me almost 3 years of being on Legacygt.com to know everything I could before I made my purchase. If you want go ahead and contact me via PM here, or on Legacygt.com (same SN) with more questions
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