2003 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

2003 Subaru Legacy Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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

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FosterDogMom writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Review
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5

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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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Brian writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy L Wagon Review
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4

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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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4

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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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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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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.

Cons

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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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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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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Jim writes:
2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition Wagon Review
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5

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Decent mileage for an all-wheel drive vehicle.  Roomy.  Reliable.

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Performance.  Craftsmanship could be a bit more refined.

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The Family Truckster. Reliable And Unbeatable In The Snow. — I am a Subaru fan. The car is not a powerhouse, but since I've owned it, the only time I miss my full-size pickup is when I need to haul a sheet of plywood or drywall. Otherwise, you'd be amazed the things I've hauled home from Lowe's in this thing. Oh yeah...and it's great in the snow.

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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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2012 Subaru Legacy Reviews

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2011 Subaru Legacy Reviews

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2010 Subaru Legacy Reviews

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