2002 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

2002 Subaru Legacy Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 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:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"handling" 5 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 12 2002 Subaru Legacy reviews.

Eric writes:
2002 Subaru Legacy GT Limited Review
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5

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Looks (subtle, but clean), interior is very nice, AWD!, dependable, decent gas milage, enough performace for my needs

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Can be sort of bland looking to some people, parts aren't as easy to find (just had the brakes replaced), wind noise

55

Great Car. — First let me start by saying AWD rules. It gets decent gas milage (22-28 real world MPG), is decently fun to drive, and has been very reliable. It is closing in on 100k miles and it still feels very solidly built. I am sold forever on Subarus because of this car.

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James writes:
2002 Subaru Legacy GT Review
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The look is great!

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The noise from the windows

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It's A Great Commuter Car. — Alright I don't like the small mirrors and the fact the transmission jerks to speed up, or the load noise from the closed windows. I get usually about 26 mpg high way, 21 city which is I guess ok with it being AWD all the time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sajan writes:
2002 Subaru Legacy GT Review
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4

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subaru Rocks

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milage

35

Subaru Is Always Subaru — plain white,clean looks, no adoptions or extra gadgets..perfect handling and braking,superb brakes,stylish sporty interiors, low maintainance.. needs some extra money for hoods and spoilers.planning to buy solar tint glasses and lower the chasis ...but milage sucks!!

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Verna writes:
2002 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon Review
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5

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Snow and Ice Handling!  Nice Interior!  Comfortable with LOTS of room for cargo, dogs, or whatever!

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None that I can see...

85

Subaru: The Best Awd On The Planet! — Subaru AWD can't be beat! I've pulled more than a few people out of the ditch with this beast--including the time I had to tow my Volvo out of a field in 10" of snow! For wintertime driving this car HANDS DOWN cannot be beat--even with all season radials. I've never had snow tires on her as I've never felt the it was necessary. For performance, this wagon is okay. It's not the fastest by any means, but it has enough power to pull our two jetskis on a double trailer. Gas mileage suffers b/c of AWD, but even with 150K+ miles on her, I still get about 20mpg in a mix of city/highway driving. This was my first Subaru and I LOVE IT! We're going to hang on to this one to give to my son in a few years. Next Up: Subaru WRX (maybe even an STI... depends on daily drivabilty factor)

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Chriss writes:
2002 Subaru Legacy GT Limited Review
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sport & classy at the same time

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cant find spare parts

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Not For Our Country — wonderfull car to buy but not in lebanon, you will have great dificulties to find parts or accessories, especially LEGACY 2000 till 2002 models: aviod them as much as possible. in the end its kind of perfect car to drive

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

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Michael writes:
2002 Subaru Legacy GT Review
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Short gear ratios! gotta love that

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Gas milage could be better..

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Loving My 02 Lgt — Gotta love the AWD. Love the gear ratios (Manual), and i love the torque. missing some more go in the higher RPM range but i can get used to that.. i love the interior room, especially at the back. It could use a turbo tho. the engine feels like its underpowered for the size of the car..

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

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Ali writes:
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AWD

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Nothing is wrong with this car

25

Just Try It — Its a AWD car 2.5 l 4 cyl porshe engine design and its a sport and family carwith good stability and performance and nice handling you can just move fast without facing any street troubles and you can also handle it

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

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Joe writes:
2002 Subaru Legacy GT Review
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i drive it and unlike others i know how to DRIVE

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its not as fast as my bmw...

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Shmo's Car — love it espically when i get the oil changed and tune up sounds amazing and it feels like im hoovering bc i dont even feel the ground. its soo much fun going 130 through corners! i got to get it washed.

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Alan writes:
2002 Subaru Legacy GT Review
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Easy handling

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none

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Nice — good value solid build and feel safe 4 wheel for very good handling, no skid ever good performance with turbo charge some turbo lag, but not serious very fun and easy to drive not much maintenance needed for many years

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James writes:
2002 Subaru Legacy Review
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Fun factor

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Its A Good One - If U Can Afford It — performance - acceleration abit off otherwise good Build quality- needs constant repair(perharps its these african roads) has afew squeaks but nothing that cant be dealt with Appearance- gorgeous cost of ownership - This car has no cheap parts, and is insanely thirsty for gas Overall the car is a beaut. I have the stock model but Im thinking of putting in some mods - dump valves etc

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