1997 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

1997 Subaru Legacy Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 14 reviews
"awd" 11 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews

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vikes740 writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Sedan Review
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5

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Awd and cheap maintenance

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Noisy engine

vikes740
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Missed My Suby Gt — This is a great little car and handsomely priced in used car market as everyone warns Honda or Toyota. It's super reliable and it plows snows like a truck. The all wheel drive system is great and maintenance is very inexpensive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Wagon Review
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5

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You can get up to speed even on glare ice.

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Cant stop worth crap on snow or ice.

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My Zoom Zoom Car — This is a very well rounded wagon with a little extra punch from under the hood. This car has gotten older and rusted a bit, but I'm sure it looked great new. It was actually in the racing game Gran Turismo 1 or 2.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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4

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great offroad. great safety. great for small family. great cargo space.

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wagon, unattractive. higher fuel consumption due to AWD. parts can be pricey.

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Awesome All Around. — Great reliability. Power is satisfactory. Transmission shifting is good. All-wheel-drive. Lots of cargo space. A lot of options such as AC, heated seats, heated mirrors, cruise control, non-fonctional hood scoop, fog lights. Offroad capabilities are awesome. boxer engine design is very reliable. fuel consumption a bit higher due to weight of awd components but worth the trade-off.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mathieu writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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AWD, Boxer engine is cool, Room in the engine compartment, fog lights are cool and 2 tone is aright.

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Cassette player SUCKS, lol I don't like where the cup holders are ( on top of stereo)

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Overall, Great Car For Anyone. — good power for a 4 cylinder and AWD, I'm not too excited about the fuel economy of it but it is a AWD. It looks pretty cool, the big fog lights in front and the hood scoop, but it's a fake (for now). i just got it so the parts aren't too bad but I had to bring up the maintenance up to standards. back seats I don't know yet. handles well. front seats are great, there heated cloth. over all it's fun, being 5 spd standard, it's good.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Habil writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy GT Review
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It's low ride height (120mm est)

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I hate that I had to sell it :'(

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I Was In Love With It... — The car was beyond wonderful otherwise I wouldnt still be crying inside each time I see its picture :p Performance - acceleration-great for a non turbo car, braking-superb, handling-superb Build Quality - has it needed repairs? Only changed the rack ends Appearance - both interior and exterior styling were great, all I added was 100% black tint :p Cost of Ownership - gas mileage manageable as long as you are light on the loud pedal. The mileage on gas was impressive being that it had an after market 4inch exhaust, maintenance costs too were manageable coz I treated this car like a jewel :) Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? YES, ABSOLUTE FUN especially with the dropped ride height

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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gthaley writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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moves everything and has some balls!

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not the best at picking up the chicks

gthaley
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Worth Every Penny — This is a great car bought it with 171000 miles on it and am now at 255000. It is not great to look at but with 2 kids and a dog (boxer) it moves the whole family, and then some

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Grocery_Getter97 writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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Practical

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Getting old

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Reliable — Love the fact that it looks cool enough to drive alone and get to the cool spots, but its still a wagon. I was fortunate to get a great car at a great price. Another plus is that there is a huge form to help w/diy help to fix the little things....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Zhivko writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback Limited AWD Wagon Review
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Lots of extras, and lots of reliability!

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Gas milage

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No Better Vehicle For The Chicago Area! — The best AWD there ever was! Always starts! With a set of new tires this vehicle could be used for snow plowing! Very powerful engine, little noisy though. Gas milage is definately a downside but with the new model that comes with CVT that is definately the best family vehicle there ever was.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pat writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr LSi AWD Wagon Review
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AWD & Space

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None

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It's A Good Car — Pretty good handling especially in muddy roads and snowy days... it is AWD, much bigger car than my PT Cruiser (I owned them at the same time between 2000 to 2003), it has a 2.5 NA engine, but amazingly, it took less gas than the PT... wired!!! Japanese engineering... I guess?!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rafael writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Sedan Review
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fun sedan to use for work or road trip with friends

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tune ups take longer than ur average inline 4cyl and labor cost more if u take it to a shop

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Great Car For The Price. Relieable And Somewhat Fun To Drive — acceleration is decent for a stock 4cyl. braking is nice due to disc all the way around. handling is great due to the awd lol. let quality is good i have put 30000+ miles in less the 10months and all it ask for is a tune up and tires lol. styling is nice its a sport sedan has sunroof spoiler leather power acc. all the basics. its a 4cyl so gas is more than reasonable. maintence is basic tune ups and normal parts that wear over time. price is reasonable i got my for the low low so i was extremely happy with my purchase lol. fun factor is medium its fun to take it for a spin thru traffic or dwn a mountain pass. does a good job of geting me around and the occaisional roadtrip...lol only dwn side is engine compartment tight and require more time to basic tune ups

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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