1996 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

1996 Subaru Legacy Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"awd" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Brighton AWD Wagon Review
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4

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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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5

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Subaru 'Nuff said

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aged

Eabbe86
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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

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1990 Subaru Legacy Reviews

Loved This Car, Has So Many Features That Were New Back In The Day And Even Now. By broisum

I liked the quirkiness of everything. The layout of the instrument cluster, the air suspension and height control, drive train, so many things on these cars were typical of Subaru, Well built an easy ... Read More

Its One Bests Awd I Ever Driven By Raveen

Cars peformance is excellent, thou it needed some bodywork its looking hot now, it has done some good mileage, with very less maintenance. I got my car with all leather finish so ya. this car will tak... Read More

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1991 Subaru Legacy Reviews

Legacy Turbo First Generation By stephaniemay862

This car is everything you would want for a weekend car and are super reliable and cheap to fix! The acceleration is super quick with 186 pounds of torque. Also the suspension handles great around tur... Read More

Greatest Car To Traverse In The Snow By MrEvolution

Can keep you from getting stuck in the snow, with the air bag suspension on high position. Air bags are expensive to replace and did it once since owning it. Lasted 8 years and now its pooping out a... Read More

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1992 Subaru Legacy Reviews

He's Just Great. By Nicole

well the only thing appearance wise that looks bad, is the hood needs a paint job. It has sun damage. And there is either a valve tap or an injector knock in the engine. We need to change the oil in h... Read More

It Kicks Side Ways Pretty Fast With A Clutch Kick By superxmendez

it has some good performance. the build of the car is pretty impressive. the interior is mint, but i dont like the out side of the vehicle. the cost for this car is expensive.. the parts are out radge... Read More

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1993 Subaru Legacy Reviews

Reliable Son Of !@#* By Nightinstink

I love this car, its my first car, and i can say for certain that i am only getting subaru's from here on out. if you are looking for an affordable dependable car, get a used subaru legacy, you wont r... Read More

Dependable Vehicle By Diannel

It is a great little car for the price. Live in a very rural area of West Virginia and it gets me through all kinds of weather through rough terrain. I have almost 200,000 on it. I love it, what else ... Read More

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1994 Subaru Legacy Reviews

Of Of The Best Daily Cars By Steve

Good car, with awd no problem in any road situation or any weather. Performance is ok for a na car but definity could use a bit more like turbo trim. build quality is great. not too good on gas and h... Read More

Ugh By Brent

It was a "first" car kind of situation. My cousin didn't take care of it and I payed for it, literally Performance- acceleration (I had old people passing me) braking- (eh) handling- (who can forget ... Read More

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