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SubaruJunk2 writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Review
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Good in snow, but only with studded snow tires.

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78k and the engine has to be pulled to replace head gaskets to the tune of $2-$3,000. Dealership admitted it is NOT uncommon. Forums reveal that it is prevalent and persists through 2011 (maybe longer). Forums reveal people's engines are not lasting and need to be replaced even after this major repair. JUNK!!!!

Any claims that this issue was resolved from 2005 onward is absolutely false!!!

Car was mediocre in every way. MY 1992 Camry did everything better. Notice the past tense? Gone baby, gone. First and LAST Subaru. Good for liberal bumper stickers and not much else.

SubaruJunk2
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Buy Any Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Even A Chevy Before A Subaru — The fact that there is an abundance of information suggesting that Subaru knowingly continued to produce this 2.5i with a head gasket issue for more than a decade, which begs the question as to whether it was a strategy to provide service income to dealerships for many years to come. Service can provide up to 60% of a dealership's gross, so one has to wonder. I know what I think. I think I love my Accura TL and don't miss the Subaru head gasket nightmare I had.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Peter writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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If you like anything to do with driving, you should drive a Subaru.... Period.

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Being that it is a turbo....... and I like to drive it as a turbo should be driven, it has a thirst for Premium fuel..... but only when driven hard.

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Like Every Other Subaru Owner You'll Talk To....... I Love My Car. — Alright, so it's not a Limited it's just a 2.5 GT. It must be a Canadian spec vehicle because GT Limited is the only option I could choose for 2006. What this means is that the car doesn't have leather or a sunroof. Nevertheless, what it does have is a detuned version of the WRX STi engine. It's a 2.5L DOHC Horizontally-Opposed turbocharged 4 cylinder rated at 250 HP and 250 LB-FT of torque. Power is put to the ground through a 5-speed manual and Subaru's full-time symmetrical all-wheel drive system. Simply put, this car goes like STINK. Styling is pretty subdued in the GT model though. Other than the hood scoop and 17" alloys shod with ZR rated rubber, it just looks like a regular Legacy. It's a simple, clean-cut sedan that doesn't have the "Hey look at me!" styling of the WRX. As for build quality, it's a Subaru. Panels fit evenly, doors close with a solid thud, tolerances are minimal and unforeseen mechanical problems are a rarity. Not to mention, safety ratings are top of it's class and the AWD system is quite simply one of the best on the market.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mac writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition Wagon Review
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AWD, Performance, Build Quality, Fun, and it's a Subaru.

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None, other than only 4 speed auto-tranny.

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Great Car For Anyone. It's Safe, Quick And Fun. If It's For A Kid, I'd Get The Turbo. — Great car! Amazing build quality, technology, and cost for car. A little expensive, but worth it. Awesome safety features and boxer engine mounted low for a good COG. I only wish I had the turbo model...And as always, sweet AWD.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lauri writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B Review
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T hear the engine roar!

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none

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A Really Good Car — Engine, Reliability, and looks, All top A Grade! It's the Legacy with STi motor. A really enjoyable driving experience. If you are light on the gas, it will run 60 mpg, so it's easy for your wallet too! It's good also at snowy conditions because of the world's best AWD.

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

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TomFrazier writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Review
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Comfortable to drive; 80% of mileage is highway miles; Excellent condition inside and out except for a minor scrape on left side at rear bumper; maintained by Subaru dealer; excellent handling in snow and on wet roads

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There is nothing bad to say about this Subaru.

TomFrazier
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I Love My Subaru — The best thing about a Subaru is its handling on slippery roads. I never missed a day of work commuting over 50 miles one way in South Eastern Pennsylvania. The heated front seats made it especially nice in the winter and the sun roof made it wonderful in pleasant weather. The leather seats are very comfortable on long drives. This car was always garaged until moving to Florida.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bryan writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B Review
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bumper to bumper

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yeah right

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2006 Spec.b Legacy Gt — number 340/500 in the world, best car ever. Build quality is great, More power than you'll ever need, but you can keep it out of boost around town, dont pay alot in insurance, but theyre about impossible to find. The most fun car i've driven, and i've driven shelby gt500s and corvettes

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Lucas writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition Review
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Fast, awesome looking

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reaction time is really slow

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Overall A Very Fun , Safe And Beautiful Car — Acceleration is pretty good, braking is really good, handling is amazing The car rattles a little when turning... but that's normal Looks pretty kick ass Gets around 32 mpg when driving normal Really fun to drive (Fast, handling, braking) Came with some pretty sporty tires too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stefan writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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Everything

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Dont have it yet :(

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It's A Sleeper — I have owned this car for a number of years now, great car. No problems, very quick, handles like a dream. Thinking about 19" tires, new intake and exhaust next year. Or maybe a new STi, Subaru is a great car especially if you get one with a turbo, lots of fun.

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Sleeper status

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Turbo isnt installed yet

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Awesome — Great car overall -very reliable; you can beat on it whenever you want and it will take it -awesome in the snow; will not get stuck -AWD is amazing; traction at all times -Mods available; from many vendors and great prices

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

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Lucas writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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20 lbs boost

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thin metal doors get beat up easy

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Lgt 2006. Subaru — Nice car, fast, great accel. awesome brakes. Fun to do AWD burnouts. Awesome looks. Sunroof, leather. Put it in ecomony mode score 28 mpg. Put it in stage 2 get 320 HP at the wheels and 414 ft.lbs of torque. What's not to love ??

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