2006 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

2006 Subaru Legacy Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"awd" 7 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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SubaruJunk2 writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Review
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2

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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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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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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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Nate writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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snow wont stop you, police don't notice you, and there is lots of room for
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a snowed in unpaved road can stop you, poor mpg for summer driving,
rattling dashboard

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Not Bad For Four Doors, Still Sporty. — I think that the fuel economy could be alot better, if it wernt for the turbo's high boost for power delivery at all times, but it handles great and still gets about 25-26 mpg. stereo needs improvements however i do not have the factory sub woofer. Suspension is a little on the stiff side which shows the cheap plastic interior no favoritism. lots of rattles and creaks. there are recalls and TSB's but it still has not fixed that problem.

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Andrew writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Review
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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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Nathan writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition Wagon Review
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Averaging 29 miles to the gallong in a AWD Wagon

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The sun roof squeaks

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You Don't Get One — Getting fantastic mileage out of this car. The sun roof squeaks a little bit and I haven't taken the time to figure out how to quite it but even with the great fuel mileage it has more Get up and go than my 03 Baja. Nice Wagon for the family.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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 ??

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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Fast and handles well.

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Doesn't attract the police.

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Ultimate Sleeper. — Ultimate Sleeper. It looks just like a regular old sedan at first. Then you get the second look and it hints at a sporty nature. It looks as if it's just a simple family sedan. But, it can smoke all the kids driving Civics, 350z, G35, Accords, 240sx, 328i, etc.

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

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Chadwick writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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Great performance and lots of luxuries. Also very safe and reliable.

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Interior build quality could be better. It attracts head on collisions by drunk drivers :-(

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Love The Car Wish I Still Had It! — Perfomance: Amazing 240hp AWD. Build Quality: Outside and Mechanically amazing, interior could be better. Appearance: Gotta love the hood scoop for the top mount intercooler, has a sleeper look no one excpects it to be as fast as it is. Cost of ownership: Just regular maintenance. Fun Factor: Very fun AWD Turbo is the best!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jennifer writes:
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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Performance.

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The wood trim interier. They should save it just for the 2.5i and the 3.0. :)

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My 2nd Subaru Legacy 2.5 Gt Limited — What can I say... I love the car. This is my 2nd one. I got in a real bad accident with my first. It saved my life. As far as performance goes it is great. I just keep adding more. It's so fun to drive. I would work a little more on the handling. It doesn't like to corner to well. The upgraded sway bars do help it though. In my opinion the only thing I don't like about the interier is the wood trim. It's a little to luxury to me but I deal. Overall it is a great car, it's got great safety features, and it is VERY FUN to drive.

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