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

Pros

its 13 years old but still t=runs strong

Cons

we had to put to motors in it...it needs a turbo

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Sweet — this car is quick car it corners good has a neat style about it and is so much fun to drive on the high way you can do high speeds without trying trying very hard you could get in trouble with it but it would totally be worth it. there are faster cars out there for sure but not many that are built as good or better than Subaru's

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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John writes:
1997 Subaru Legacy L Review
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4

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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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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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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

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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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