1997 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

1997 Subaru Legacy Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 33 reviews

  • 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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Rafael writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Sedan Review
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3

Pros

fun sedan to use for work or road trip with friends

Cons

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

25

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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Hiroaki writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy GT Review
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5

Pros

rally built

Cons

sometimes can be very uncomfortable

25

Get It If You Have The Money — very nice car, great space in the back for daily stuff yet puts up great power with the twin turbo flat four. the all wheel drive system makes it good for handling and keeps it on its toes. over all a great car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy L Review
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4

Pros

Reliability, AWD

Cons

Performance

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This Is The Most Budget Conscious Boring Car. — The performance is horrible, The car is smooth and quiet with tons of miles on it. It just runs you cant go wrong with this car unless your looking for something fun and inspiring. Cheap to fix to is always a plus when you in college.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

Pros

Its awesome in the snow

Cons

There are better AWD vehicles out there

25

If You Want To Save Money And Drive In The Snow Look No Further. — Great for what it costs. Hold its value. Heated seats. When I first bought it it had engine problems. Fixed a gasket and put a new axle in. If its blowing hot air inside the car its a gasket problem apparently.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Buddy writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy GT Review
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5

Pros

Keypad to turn on car

Cons

brakes are making a squeaking sound right now due to an uneaven rotor. no aftermarket parts

35

Looks As Good As It Performs — perfect first car. goes quick, looks good, reliable, and easy on gas.

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gthaley writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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4

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moves everything and has some balls!

Cons

not the best at picking up the chicks

gthaley
25

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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Dave writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Wagon Review
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4

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twin turbo boosting gives you a huge grin.

Cons

petrol consumption is high.

55

If You Do High Mileage Avoid It, If You Dont Then Youve Got To Own One. — the car is a hoot to drive, hitting 5000 rpm and feeling the kick in your ass from secondary turbo has a huge grin factor. Ultra practical with loads of space and also very good in the snow with its 4wd.

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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4

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Practical

Cons

Getting old

Grocery_Getter97
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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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Pat writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr LSi AWD Wagon Review
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4

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AWD & Space

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None

55

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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George writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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5

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it does everything and lasts forever. what more do you want from a car.

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nothing I can think of

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I Can Beat A Honda On The Road And A Jeep On The Trails, Enough Said. — I can beat a honda on the road and a jeep on the trails, enough said. over 300,000 miles of mud, racing , hauling, beer runs, it did it all with ease. only one clutch replacement, as well as suspension and wheel bearings in all the time I owned it, and I OWNED it to the fullest. only subaru for me for ever and only the BD chassis.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1991 Subaru Legacy Reviews

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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

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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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