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Old 04-11-2009, 11:11 PM   #51
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Needed a new car, Liked Subaru's, my mommie had a subie wagon for so long, over 10yrs and it was flawless so I decided to get one.

Kinda a mistake, Tranny died a month later after I got it, took 6 months to source a transmission, and over 1300$ to fix it. Now I have a leaking headgasket :\ engine runs rough, and tranny shifts hard.

But meh, it's still fun to drive and see the needle go into HOT and then seconds later to the middle and vice versa. I'm planning into getting back into an E36 after this. Since for where I am subies are unneeded.

Though their fun though when you take them off road, slap on some outback tires, get more clearance and offroad is fun! drove it around some parts of the everlgades, offroad in some national park near me, alligator alley and hightailed it to a bit over 100mph, with no coppers to stop, etc.

Plus down in FL it's a rare car, rare body style and rare color or so I've heard. Mica Ruby pearl! <3 even though someone above posted the same color, I have a hybrid of the old style bumers with the new style body. And its the annoying GT package. Annoying cause of the EJ25D.

One thing I kinda like/hate is the boxer motor, it reminds me working on my friends boxster but it's so annoying to work on, and tons harder then more conventional V6/I4/I6 engines that I'm used to. So blah.

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Old 04-12-2009, 03:45 AM   #52
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While I don't currently own a Legacy, there's probably one or two or more in my future, there's certainly a few in my past.

Started out when my family bought a 1995 Legacy L Wagon. We were doing skiing trips, and we needed AWD, that car replaced a 1984 Toyota Tercel 4x4. AWD > Transfercases. Anyway, when I got into HS, and got my driver's lisence, my parents purchased a 2003 Outback wagon, and the Legacy got handed down to me.

I was getting on the freeway, and the brakes went out, and I slammed into a guardrail, totaling the car. My parents purchased a 2000 Legacy L sedan as a replacement for me, which I beat on. After about a year, I got tired of it, and traded it in for a 1998 Legacy 2.5 GT Wagon, which was in perfect condition. I kept the 2.5GT until it started falling apart (Cats failed, AC failed). Having just suffered through a 'record summer' with no AC (it got up to 112 several times), I was looking at a winter with no heat. So, the 2.5GT had to go, and I ended up with my WRX. Once I'm out of college, I will be purchasing a Legacy, most probably a 2.5GT. Then, I will save up and import a 2002 Spec C STi from Japan, swap the driveline, interior, and everything into the WRX. The WRX engine will go into the 2.5GT, at which point I will source a 2004 STi gearbox, or a JDM gearbox with a VLSD center diff, for the 2.5GT.

I also had a GL Turbo, though it died a horrible death.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:10 PM   #53
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I just got an 09, and this was a question I got asked a lot as I was looking around.

I guess there is no one major thing. I had a 97 OBS for my last two years of high school, and that car was a lot of fun, but also got killed. When I went to Montana to go to school it didn't make the trip with me and was replaced with an 03 Legacy. Had that car for five years and it did me really well, numerous trips cross country, hauling as much as I needed it to, going anywhere and generally kicking ass. When it came time to get a new car it was always going to be a Subaru, and I guess that a WRX never really was in my thought process. I like the size and the fit and finish of the Legacy. I like the low insurance. I like driving past cops at 80 without getting to nervous. Despite that it's bigger it still handles well enough to make me smile through corners. It fits me (6'6''). And what do I give up? A bit of power. A lot of tickets. Other than that, not too much.

Plus, it seems to be the family thing. My mom has an 05 white legacy. My brother an 07 white outback. Me, an 09 white legacy. When we're all home at the same time it's comical.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:31 PM   #54
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Just so happens that I was faced with this exact question 3 weeks ago. The time had arrived for my 1st Subaru (Yay=) , and I had narrowed my choices to an '04 Impreza TS, and an '01 Legacy Wagon w/GT upgrades....
Started out looking to be Imprezed, but fell for the Nice Legs....

Just a more refined package, dignified power ( more Scooby, less Scrappy=), and I'm...30....5...ish.

Crazy for my Maroon Saloon...=)
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:35 PM   #55
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I love my Legacy (currently a 2008 spec b, formerly a 2005 LGT) - it is perfect for decent performance and comfort. Admittedly, if I want MORE performance, I drive my STi... but only on nice days. It has become a garage queen. I'll drive the spec b in any weather- very competent and comfy!
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:05 AM   #56
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I love my legacy!! 2.5 GT
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:03 AM   #57
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I got into my first legacy a few years after selling my 02 wrx
I've owned and parted out many since 2004
Nothing can compare to driving my RS-RA its astonishing how good it is for its age
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #58
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The 2010 Legacy was the first one with room for real people. This is my sixth Subaru but the first one which without modification had room for my 6'5" 220 lb frame and STILL allowed room for a full sized person in the rear seat! In fact it is the first car ever I actually have to have the seat slightly forward! This is also the first one I did not have to reposition the seat two to three inches further back before I could drive it. I love my little stage 2 GT! Thinking about a header for it but want better struts first so guess that is next. It is quick enough for a daily driver for me now but then I've always liked 0-150 in a quarter mile sleeper style autos for that purpose! I also like the 26.7 mpg average I'm getting for the last 18500 miles! It was 28.8 before I started making it act like a car I'd drive so I lost a little going to stage 2 but well worth it.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:14 AM   #59
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I've owned 3 Legacy's, an '86 DL, my current '02 Rex, and my wife has a BE Legacy. Don't get me wrong-I love my WRX but I have a bit of a love affair with my wife's Legacy. It's smooth and commanding on the road. I love how gentle it is but how firm and solid it feels in the curves. My Rex handles the roads just as well (some would argue that it handles the road better) but differently.

The legacy drives almost like a luxury sedan but without feeling like I shouldn't touch anything.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:22 AM   #60
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rougeben83 View Post
Sorta now...
What's with the K&N and the stock air intake above the grille?? Don't you know that you can go faster with less weight?!?!
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #61
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08 spec.b... It's my grown up car.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #62
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I sorta regret buying a 2012 WRX and should of bought a 2012 Legacy GT. At the time, I didn't even know that they redid the Legacy but found out a month or two after I bought my WRX. I am falling in love with the EXTRA space and creature comforts.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:12 AM   #63
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was in a pretty bad accident a month or two ago (drove off a cliff, long story) car saved my life, came out without a scratch
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #64
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I got my first Subaru last year, well my son bought it. However, I started driving it for gas mileage and because of my aversion to purchasing a new car. This one is paid for!

Then after driving it, I fell for it. It's like being a kid again. I'm serious.

It's a 95 and now I am going to fix it up and enjoy it to death. 206K is still young, right?
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:19 PM   #65
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206k for a subaru is not bad, just BEWARE of head gasket especially the 2nd gens, that was a huge problem, as long as you take care of it, dont abuse it too much you can get to 300k, my friends legacy lasted up to 350k without any problems, engine just decided not to start one morning
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #66
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206k doesn't seem too bad at all. I just picked a '98 GT with 286k on the chassis. But climate and the quality of maintenance are the two biggest factors. Like the member above me, watch the head gaskets. The previous owner of my car went through two sets and finally built an Ej22t hybrid for it.

It's my first Subaru and I am HOOKED. I don't think I'll own any other make from now on. And this is coming from a die hard Mistubishi guy.

You'll definitely have a lot of fun with it!
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:45 AM   #67
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I was driving a '97 Accord that was a complete lemon. I got fed up with all the issues and sold it to some shady messicans for a grand. My best friend's dad managed a dealership at the time and we found a '07 2.5i on the used lot and I was able to get it for 14k. This was in '08 so I got a pretty good deal on it. 4 years later and I'm trying to get my wife on board with getting a '13 3.6R this fall. I've looked at other cars but damn do I love the Legacy.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #68
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I recently graduated college and was looking to upgrade from my '98 Ford Contour with the new job. I knew I wanted AWD and I've ridden in and driven Subaru's before, so I knew they were a good car. I was looking at newer WRX models and cam across the '09 Legacy SE I ended up buying. Had it for a week so far and love it. Maybe not as aggressive or powerful as a WRX or GT Legacy, but I'm please, and the insurance break compared to WRX/STi is not horrible either. Now looking to mod it some!
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #69
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Ive got an 05 Gt wagon and absolutley live it. Ive owned a 99 imprezza, 03 wrx sti and shamefully an S2000. Hands down the most practicle car is the legacy. The most enjoyable aside from not being a drop top is the legacy. And by my butt dyno the legacy pulls the hardest from any RPM. The wrx needed to wind up first. The legacy just slaps you in the face and runs. Cops have never liked me and in the legacy never notice me. Plus owning ricerboys in a wagon is hilarious.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:12 PM   #70
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I love my 1997 GT. Honestly, fits like a glove. Great visibility, perfect size for me. Good base handling made better with small mods. Yeah, headgasket issue is there but I'm crossing fingers; no issues yet at 83k miles (knocking on wood). Hardly any rust on a car that has lived outside 95% percent of its life in Minnesota, land of the 10,000 salt trucks <--amazing feat.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #71
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Get those head gaskets done if they haven't been already. When coolant & oil are allowed to mix, they cause the main bearings to break down exceedingly quick. Most people don't catch this & replace the head gaskets once the car begins to overheat, which speeds up the deterioration of the bearings. Look in between the heads & see if you have MLS gaskets. If not, get them switched out before the car overheats. Oil/coolant mixture + overheating = a thrown rod, even if head gaskets are done.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:52 PM   #72
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After having a few WRX's and STi's, it was time to get something more comfortable and less of a cop magnet...

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #73
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This was, and is, my first Subaru. I love it.

Got it for $1700 from a guy in Kirkland, WA. Has about 156,000 miles on it and still runs strong.

It's had its fair share of problems, from a broken knock sensor, to a leaky AC system, and multiple cosmetic issues (hood and front bumper/fenders are misaligned), but I still love driving it.

I will always be loyal to Subaru and am planning on getting another (newer) Legacy after this one.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #74
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I love my 1997 Outback and she's still running strong, but I wanted something a bit newer. Started looking at the Impreza and initially liked it but after a couple test drives I was nagged by the current model's shortcomings in the engine department. It just doesn't have enough power to make me feel comfortable driving it. My brother suggested the Legacy, but I was initially reluctant; it seemed really large by comparison. I finally went and looked at the Legacy and Impreza side-by-side and was struck by how much sportier the Legacy's wider stance makes it look.

Then I heard about the updated Legacy and Outback for 2013 and waited patiently for my local dealer to get some in for test drives. Man, am I glad I did. The Legacy is quieter, smoother, handles better, and feels a lot quicker than the Impreza. I also fell in love with the 2013's new, more aggressive front fascia. Whereas the FB20 engine in the Impreza seems to be working hard most of the time, the Legacy's FB25 just kind of shrugs it off and builds speed with minimal fuss.

In the end, I put in an order for a 2013 Legacy 2.5i Limited in Twilight Blue with Warm Ivory Leather. Standard model with no moonroof, navigation, or EyeSight, but I added some other toys. Should be here soon, probably this week or next. I can't wait
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:39 PM   #75
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I had a 2003 black WRX. Loved that car. Had it for 5 years.
It got stolen.

I knew my next car would be a Subaru, but with some impending life changes, I figured I'd need something a little more spacious and "grown up".

After doing a little internet research, I came to find out that the Legacy GT Spec.B came with a Subaru Boxer engine -- the same engine as an STI.
I was sold.

Love my 2006 Legacy GT Spec.B, but I miss how fast my WRX was off the line. The Legacy isn't quite as fast, but it's still respectably fast. I can deal with picking up a little room and luxury in sacrificing a little bit off the line... However, if I'm in a position to buy a second car, I'm going with a new WRX so I can have the best of both.
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