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commuter writes:
1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Brighton AWD Wagon Review
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Not a "head-turner"

commuter
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Value For The Money — Typical Subaru, keeps on running. Fuel efficient for an AWD vehicle. Handles corners well with a low center of gravity. With proper maintenance, these cars give you years/miles of service. Subaru loyal drivers can provide testimony to their longevity.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eabbe86 writes:
1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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Subaru 'Nuff said

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aged

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Love Subie's — This car may be a bit old, but it is still really reliable and runs really good. It has lots of cargo space. It drives great over the Mountain passes up here in the Pacific North West and on long road trips. It's a Subaru so the name pretty much speaks for itself

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Sheri writes:
1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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AWD

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Price/availability of parts

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Tough And Roomy — Like this car for its go power and traction in Virginia winters of ice and snow. Can climb a hill like a 4 x 4 truck! Gets great gas mileage on Highway and long trips and good around town too. Great for fishing and camping as its roomy and has the luggage rack on top- I have slept in it on a rainy camping weekend and it was comfortable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Keith writes:
1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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Kicks snow's ass!

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Everything is getting old and it's all expensive to fix.

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It Was A Good Car In It's Day. — I've spent about as much as I paid for it in repairs. That's what you get when you can only afford a 10year old car.

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Steve writes:
1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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AWD, Ground Clearance, and Interior Space

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Access to Spark Plugs #3 & 4

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'96 Subaru Outback — Performance - Almost unstoppable in the snow with winter tires on. Great ground clearance - better than most SUVs. AWD system up to most challenges, though not quite up to Audi Quattro standards. Quality - With 144K we're starting to see more frequent repairs - up to 100K was fairly trouble free. One repair under warranty - replaced the transfer case. Appearance - Just starting to see rust LR wheel well. Fun - This car is practical and functional - I won't describe it as fun.

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George writes:
1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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Does what you ask it to do

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Didnt come supercharged :(

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Solid Build — Very solid...Runs and rides great. Imma hoping to upgrade the speakers. Stock ones work and are decent but to compliment my new stereo I need something that has some low end. Nice car to drive. Not the best acceleration, but it can turn on a dime. Just get some speed up and follow the apex of the curve. BTW I get great fuel mileage considering the fact that it is 12 years old.

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Rach writes:
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Fast

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Subby — Twin Turbo. Drove freekin awesome. Fast very very fast. Loved it. Stuck to the road like glue, suspension was a little hard but thats the kind of car it was. Good fun car, interior nice, drove awesome, looked great. Nice!

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Rick writes:
1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L Sedan Review
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love to drive it and the only car better than this subaru is a brand new subaru

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its getting old

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Will Defenitelly Get Another Subaru — good car performance are great for a 2.2 my car has presently 482 430 km and still going up hope I will make it to 500 000 km this is a great car to drive in snow lots of fun and easy to drift with

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lucky writes:
1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Wagon Review
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With the cargo room in it, the subwoofers absolutely SLAMMED! If i would have got it all painted the midnight blue the car would have been outstanding.

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Gas mileage......I only got about 20mpg.

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I'll Always Love My Slammin Subi! — I loved this car! Interior was a little lacking for me as it was an older car. It def had some pickup to it, just would have been better if they came out with a turbo gt model in 96.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Wagon Review
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the sound system, cranking 2 10" Sony subs with a ken wood 800 amp, with a Sony full face front loader, NOISY very NOISY

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nothing

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Tricxy — the overall package is too good , i get all i need , a rally cars pick and speed, family car, and i can also go off road all in the same car amazing, and did i say it looks good. subaru did a car that was well tought out

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