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

Pros

Fun factor, AWD great for snow.

Cons

None that I remember.

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I Wish I Still Had It! — This was a SWEET car. I got a smokin' deal when I bought it and it had super low miles for a '97. It was tons of fun to drive. It went great in the snow and I could haul almost anything in it. It was a sad day when it got wrecked and I need to have a moment of silence for her every once and a while.

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Tom writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy Review
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5

Pros

Its a Subaru.

Cons

none

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1997 Subaru Legacy Gt Awd — Acceleration is ok for a stock car, but the beauty is in how good it is in new england weather. the AWD is amazing in the snow, and the handling is rediculous, it is also the most beautiful sedan i could find, and is very reliable. And i love RED!

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Dimitriyus writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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5

Pros

Driving possition and the confort

Cons

A little bit slow

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The Car Is Very Fun To Drive — Great car. very fun to drive and the car is rilayble. The performence can be more good than its now but its a very old engine. I Love this car and I have it about 3 years. Buy this car

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

Pros

Good visibility, steering feel, acceleration, cargo room.

Cons

Cup holders, radio, repair cost.

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97 Subaru Outback — I have always been a fan of Subaru, but now that I own one I am thrilled and will always consider them when I make future car purchases. The exterior is clean lines and simply elegant even for a car that is 11 years old. The interior is cloth, making it easy to clean, the controls are well laid out, but I wish the cup holders were in a different spot and adjustable. When you want to use it, it blocks the radio controls and won't hold anything larger than a soda can. The mileage is decent. I get about 21mpg, and I have a heavy foot. When you step on it it pulls well until you hit about 5500 rpm, and considering it redlines at 6500 rpm, its pretty good. One thing I didn't expect was how well it handles, I know its AWD, but even with generic tires, it holds the road like a kitty kat stuck on velcro. On dirt, if you push it hard, you can brake the tires loose, but you have to have some skill to get'em loose. All in all, I would buy this car again, and would recommend it to a friend. Its damn impressive for a wagon.

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John writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy L Review
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4

Pros

reliable, low maintenance

Cons

not a love-in-first-sight car

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Small Tank, Reliable Car, Typical All-wheel Drive — Likes: The paint stays on perfectly. The color does make it look old, and washing the car is pointless because you can hardly tell the difference after a wash. Engine is wonderful, no leaks, boxer engine, smooth... The car runs like a bull, not for fun drive, but can take quite some beatings (not talking about crashes..never been in collusion, wouldn't know how it perform in that situation) Gas tank is quite small, but gas consumption is quite small for a all-wheel-drive Dislikes: an alright looking car with old-looking paint... not eye-catchy... (good for not catching attention..*hint*)

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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

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

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John writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr LSi AWD Sedan Review
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3

Pros

Handles pretty well, AWD is nice.

Cons

It's noisy, unreliable, and weird.

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Breaks A Lot, And Leaks Oil. — Little things keep breaking, and I cannot make it not leak oil. Replaced every seal, valve and fitting....

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

Pros

AWD. If you've ever driven through snow you don't need to know anything more.

Cons

Station wagon and the driveline gets kind of expensive to fix if you break anything.

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The Subie Is A Beast — I really like this car except for the fact that I drive a station wagon. The AWD is probably the best part about it followed by the boxer motor. It actually makes pretty good power considering and the gas milage isn't too bad either.

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

Pros

Everything - mainly awd, hood scoop, and butt warmers

Cons

Large repairs and maintenace cost a lot

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Got Me Through Norther Ontario Roads For 6 Years - 0r 320,000km — Purchased it used with 93,000km on it, left it at the dealer 6.5 years later with 410,000km on the odometer. Butt warmers, all wheel drive, and hoodscoup. Fun and comfortable car to drive. For four years i travelled the 144 between Timmins and Sudbury - any weather any time, this machine will go. On that little highway people dispise because of it's narrow, curvy road, rock cliff, moose, and lack of fellow drivers to help you in case of need, i would set the cruise control betwee 105-110km and let it ride for 3 hours to Timmins like i was going through the desert. Later i did the North Bay -Timmins run - not as exciting but stil some challenges. I sadly left this car at the dealer to purchase a new Imprezza (same car but smaller and even more fun to drive).

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Rod38 writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr LSi AWD Sedan Review
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4

Pros

It's AWD

Cons

It's Auto

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Subaru - A Driver's Car — Like all Subaru AWD car's, my Liberty (Legacy) is very well balanced and has plenty of power.

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