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Old 07-31-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default Differences '05-'07 and '08-'09

I had always thought the '05 - '09 were the same from an appearance standpoint but I've read a couple of places now that the Legacy got some kind of makeover in '08.

I've done a lot of GISing but the pics that come up don't make for any clear conclusions and I can't really tell any difference. Of course, a lot of the pics are mislabeled, too. The bodies are the same, right? So it's only some minor differences in the grill and front end, or is there more to it than that?

Does anyone have a pic of an '05-'07 side by side with an '08-'09, or can you describe what the differences are?

Thanks! Figured I'd ask here since I'm a member before I go create an account on legacygt.com or wherever.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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I had always thought the '05 - '09 were the same from an appearance standpoint but I've read a couple of places now that the Legacy got some kind of makeover in '08.

I've done a lot of GISing but the pics that come up don't make for any clear conclusions and I can't really tell any difference. Of course, a lot of the pics are mislabeled, too. The bodies are the same, right? So it's only some minor differences in the grill and front end, or is there more to it than that?

Does anyone have a pic of an '05-'07 side by side with an '08-'09, or can you describe what the differences are?

Thanks! Figured I'd ask here since I'm a member before I go create an account on legacygt.com or wherever.
Headlights, taillights, front and rear bumper covers, grille and IIRC fenders.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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www.cars101.com would be a good site to thumb through.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:12 AM   #4
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Headlights, taillights, front and rear bumper covers, grille and IIRC fenders.
That's kind of what I thought, but the differences aren't clear in the pictures I found.

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www.cars101.com would be a good site to thumb through.
Thanks for that link. I was able to pull up the page for an '05 and '08 and get a better idea of the differences. Pretty subtle overall, just from looking at the pics. Would be able to get a better idea with the actual cars sitting side by side, how much their profiles changed, but from the pics it was a minor restyle at best and really, IMO, didn't much change the look of the car though if I had to express a preference it would be for the '05-'07. The way people were talking about it on another forum I expected the difference to be more striking.

Now I just need to find a good deal on a low mileage '07-'09 Spec B. I expect the polar ice caps will melt first.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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Yea, not that big of a change. Overall profile is the same, just some changes centered around the grille.

Good luck on your search. I just saw one for sale somewhere (maybe subaruoutback.org), but I'm sure it's gone by now.
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