2003 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

2003 Subaru Legacy Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 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: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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"awd" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Tyler writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Wagon Review
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lots of cargo space, reliable

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low quality interior, unattractive fascia, numb, slow

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If You Only Need A Car For Carrying Your Stuff, This Is Your Car. — this car is an appliance. you drive it and it gets you to the place you wanted to go. It's useful. It can carry a shizz load of stuff in the back, but the engine is inadequate, steering numb and the seats don't adjust vertically. Interior materials are hard and cheap. Exessive wind noise. Exterior is OK. The rear and sides are quite nice, but the restyled front is just plain ugly. Roof racks are useful. Gas mileage is unimpressive for the size of car. If you just want something to throw all your stuff in, this is your car.

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FosterDogMom writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Review
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Pick up, gas mileage, comfort, handling

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Can't see radio display on sunny days, would like automatic trunk opener

FosterDogMom
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Love It — I love this car. Handling is great, pick up is good. Really like the interior. It would be nice if there were an automatic trunk opener on the entry fob. The car is a lot of fun to drive, handles great in traffic. Have not had any significant issues.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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aSavagex writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition Review
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3

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This car has excellent handling and average amount of power while stock. So I improvised and engine swapped and put in a V6 engine, turbo charged it, K&N air filter, long stroke crank and conrod setup, tuned it, V Tech performance chip, all terrain tires that are hankook brand(AWD). Now as a result my baby Lucia takes 4.8 seconds to hit 60mph.

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When this car is all stock it took 7.1 second to hit 60mph and I know because, I timed and averaged it. When I bought this car it had a lot of problems. For an example, when I bought my car I did not realize until later that it had a leaked head gasket, oil leakage(oil pan) which is a common problem with these models of Subaru's. And a messed up radiator and they're were leaks in the hoses. Which then tells me that, whoever had my car before me did not take care of it. All of the problems are fixed but, they're is always a problem with any car no doubt.

aSavagex
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A Beautiful Remarkable Car If Taken Care Of Correctly. — I love how excellent the handling/ traction is for this car and the available space in the hood for me to improvise. Also I don't like how much space is in the back because, its narrow(If 3 people are sitting in the back or a full car). The Subaru Legacy L 4D Sedan (AWD) is not that common to be honest. I sometimes will run into a old Subaru Legacy L 4D Wagon (AWD) here and there but, I only saw this car two times so far. Also, I love this car because its unique and due to the fact that they don't make this model anymore (It's now referred to the GT). For a result of this review, its a beautiful car to own if you take care of it.

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

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PhilDiamond writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Review
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Everything. It does everything, as if it's nothing. It's really an all-purpose vehicle. Whether going on a road trip down 95, or going off-road or in the snow (and blizzards), it drives and keeps you in control. Really a great car.

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The pins that hold the side molding occasionally pop off and need to be replaced. No damage to the car, just an annoying quirk.

PhilDiamond
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Everything Every Car Should Be — I've really enjoyed owning and driving this car, and it never once failed me. When I left it out in a blizzard for a few weeks, after clearing off my windshield and rearview, I was able to drive right out. I didn't even shovel the snow. It has serious power, and in my opinion serious resolve.

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

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Lacey writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy Review
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5

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surprised me being a subaru

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want the fog light to be replaced for free haha

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Recommend To All, Perhaps Even The Turbo Version — Snapped an alternator belt which in turn skipped the timing on the cambelt. got that replaced by my awesome mechanic dad. apart from that been a real pleasure to own, considering its a subaru. love the air con, rims are 1 of the easier brands to clean.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy L Wagon Review
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all wheel drive, great breakes, handling, powerful engine

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fuel consumption,sucks

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My Wife's Hauling Toy, Baby Mobile,whatever U Wanna Call It — Good car, well built and relaible.No rattles and squeeks, considering it had 60000 miles on it when we bought it. Do not like tha factory sound system, terrible,suprised me for a japanese car. handles very well,brakes are good.Engine is powerful for a 4 cylinder, however, do not drive it enthusiastically, as it will drink gas like crazy!!! Worse than my Chevy Pick up!!!! Gets the same gas mileage 20 mpg!!!!!!Sheesh.

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pinkyisback468 writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition Review
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It's a great car its very reliable and never let's me down and the AWD is awesome in the snow

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I wish I would have gotten a 5 speed and it  has the typical subaru rust...

pinkyisback468
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Subaru > Everything Else — I love subaru's they are very reliable and good looking. The AWD is great. It always keeps me safe on the snow and ice. This is my second subaru and I don't think I will own anything else for a long time.

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Sal writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Wagon Review
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Look, speed, the fact that its automatic

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Cant think of any

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Excellent Ride, Smooth And Sofisticated! — I love my car, it rocks! She is smooth sleek, sofisticated and well worth the monry. top Gear team were right! The parts are expensive but the thing about this car is it doesnt really need parts that often as they never seem to break!

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Ryan writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition Review
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AWD, Gas Friendly

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Fun — I like the handling of the car. In turns at higher speeds there is less body roll, hugs the road. Rain and snow is no problem if your ever worried about getting to work with bad weather. Plus my mother owned one, and liked the car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Avrumie writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy L Review
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all weel drive

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bad pick up

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My Review — car is good for any kind of driving especially rain and snow.....great breaks and good miles i definitly recomend the car. it even has standard sunroof which is really cool...this is a fun car to drive and its safe

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1990 Subaru Legacy Reviews

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

Legacy Turbo First Generation By stephaniemay862

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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