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" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 33 1997 Subaru Legacy reviews.

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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Sean writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Sedan Review
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4

Pros

AWD

Cons

minor rust

25

Awesome! — great car, quick acceleration. dosent break, good track reccord. could rev up faster, just need light flywheel, and light crank pullie. AWD is awesome for winter fun!!! love the car and dont plan on sellling it for a long time!

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Dennis writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy GT Review
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4

Pros

great looking car

Cons

avoid the 2.5 motor and if it starts to over heat get it checked out immediatly

25

Great Car — great car, moderate power, great handeling and the car grips really well great car for vermont weather, it hasnt needed anything to expensive and it is easy to work on. good gas mileage, no where near as good as the 2wd package but its all about the awd,

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

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Kerrie Leigh writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback Limited AWD Wagon Review
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5

Pros

The whole car is awesome! towing power and off roading together, along with awd and gas mileage

Cons

nothing

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My Scoobaru — I love the fact that it has already been wrecked. and ive helped it out a little with that also. ive upgraded her with leather heated seats, stereo, navigation, tinted windows, and fog light upgrades. This car is awesome to drive. it corners like its on rails, and the get up and go power is amazing, i can get on the highway up to 80 from the start of the on ramp to the end of the on ramp in about 20 seconds. which is good considering the turns and merging. I can take this baby off road whenever. doesnt matter if there is 3 feet of snow or 4 feet of water and mud. she climbs rocks like no problem and goes over trees just fine. dirt roads are a must for this girl. she can get sidways and with the awd factor i have no problem going down the dort road at an angle. thats the front tires and the back tires coming at you at once.

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

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

Pros

great in the snow

Cons

nothing

25

Great In The Snow And Good Gas Mileage — this is a great car with all wheel drive it does well in the snow and gets great gas mileage and as long as you maintain it, it does not cost you much. it is a fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

35

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

35

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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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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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.

35

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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