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Corey writes:
1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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Utility

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Perfect Car For Utilitarian/outdoor Lifestyle — Great car, love it in the winter, perfect for Utah and Moscow. Goes good on the freeway, lots of passing power with good mpg. Cheap to maintain, never breaks down. Fun to drive, gets me where I need to go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Edward writes:
1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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4

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awd

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cant get aftermaket parts

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I Love It — cant beat the awd and it goes anywher like a truch and has a hoodscoop. its stock cuz that all can do except a wrx turbo motor and i feel lke if its not broke dont fix it so it is what it is

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Josh writes:
1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Wagon Review
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5

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it does wheelies

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transmissions

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She's A Sleeper. — Basically stock besides engine swap. Stock exterior and interior. Performance is pretty amazing. 266 awhp and 260 lb/tq. before turbo and fuel upgrade. Suspension is similar to that of a Cadillac, she floats. This will change in the near future.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rose writes:
1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Sedan Review
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5

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awd

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fear of torque

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Smart Buy — Great allrounder and great for torque in traffic. performace, build quality, appearance is ace, cost is minimal, fun is the icing on the cake. If over 10 years old - 2.5 left hand head gasket always need to be replaced. Only thing wrong.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Drhw writes:
1999 Subaru Legacy Review
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4

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great allrounder does what ever i need it to do with ease

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poor mpg petrol 2.5l awd gx eastate

Drhw
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Great Big Estate Best Car I Have Had So Far — living in scotland with the scottish weather the way it is and the very poor road conditons, my subaru (big baby) i feel is the safest and most practical car to own.the poor mpg goes out the window when the winter hits and i can still get to work everyday,when outhers that rely on public transport have to take time of. overall car looks and drives great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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iamdoctorron writes:
1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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Stone reliable, plenty of power, AWD works amazingly well, cheap to own, clever seats allow you to make a perfectly-flat BED in the rear, too many things to list really.

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Fuel economy (23MPG), torque, ease of serviceability

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The Perfect Family Car! — With the birth of my first child early this year I realized that my 2-door Civic SI just wasn't gonna cut it anymore. I found the Subaru by accident--paid $3k for a Legacy L Wagon with 155k on the clock. I am the second owner--the first was a mechanic with a successful shop in town and a pilot--the car was kept in an aircraft hangar its whole life and was driven when the owner flew in. So it has NO rust. The mechanic replaced the trans 12k miles ago and the t-belt/pulleys/water pump at 105k. It's my first Subaru and I am DARN impressed. TONS of little touches that make driving it fun. With this vehicle I can honestly say that I will own nothing but Subarus for LIFE...it's that good. If you find one at a really good price do NOT hesitate--have a mechanic look at it and BUY IT. That being said, once the summer is truly over (the Subie has great A/C) I will be using my Honda to get to work and back...the fuel economy of the Honda is FAR better. I'll let my wife have the Subie to cart my son around.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stuart writes:
1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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Its looks awesome. Lowered on nice mags.

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Uses to much fuel and the gearbox is struggling after 220k.

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1999 Subaru Legacy 250t — Its lowered and 4wd so it handles well. Done 220k so performance has dropped off a bit. Well build and very comfortable to drive. Great stereo but uses a bit too much fuel now. Overall I love Subies and this is a decent one. Will go back to the turbo version next time

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Melina writes:
1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Limited 30th Anniversary AWD Sedan Review
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5

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stylish, good on gas, it's a subaru :)

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not a 6 cyl, cloth interior collects dirt

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My Subaru Sus — It's not nearly as sporty enough for my taste. It's a 4 cyl., so it's good on gas, but does not have enough pick up. Definitely looks like a college student's car, Stockton stickers included. It's a cute little car though and Subarus are very reliable. It's a fun car for a teenager but factory stereo was a must-replace.

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David writes:
1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Wagon Review
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Manual Tranny + AWD + 4 cyl

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Repair costs

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Not As Reliable As The Toyota, But More Soul — Love the syling. Love the look of a wagon. Manual + 4 cyl + AWD is win in my book. So far I have had to make extensive repairs. Engine has been replaced, brakes will need to be done, rear window wiper is gone, clunk in front end, list goes on and on. 230k on the clock so what can I expect ?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kris writes:
1999 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Sedan Review
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5

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Decent acceleration and braking power stock. Good mileage without sacrificing performance, and a good amount of standard options. The stock wheels are pretty cool, and the trunk is a gigantic 11cubic feet. There are hundreds of upgrades for this car if you know where to look because 70% of parts are compatible with other subarus (like the impreza). AWD means you can drive this thing in snow, and don't turn your nose up at it, it does better than most 4WD trucks due to the low center of gravity (harder to lose control when sliding).  I put a cold air and exhaust on mine and its really fun to drive people around in.  Stock system is 4 speaker component with 2 tweeters up front, there are also mounting spaces for speakers in the rear doors and one in the rear deck.  Essentially if you want to modify your car this is THE car to modify.  Or not.

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Stock air cleaner is really restrictive, automatic transmission is for the fail, and you have more fluids to change because of the AWD.  If you plan to do major engine upgrades you have to swap out with expensive STi engine parts and that lowers compression so a turbo becomes mandatory, and if you have the 4auto it might 'splode dude to the boost. The thing rattles in random areas...

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Schweet — 25 mpg and 165 hp stock, braking is instant and the frame is pretty tough. Only real problem is the USDM engine doesn't come with a turbo.

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