2008 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

2008 Subaru Legacy Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 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:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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" 14 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"awd" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"warranty" 2 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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Hopemotorco writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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5

Pros

Very low cost of ownership.

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The market here in Colorado is high for Subaru’s in general.

Hopemotorco
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My Overall Impression Of This Impreza Is A Must Have — I’m a very big guy, “300 lbs plus” for such a small car, but I fit pretty good. It had great acceleration, fantastic agility in the snow and on icy roads. The stock radio would replaced soon after purchase, it’s pretty basic. I must say my overall impression of this Impreza is a must have.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec B Review
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everything, power, handles, interior, rims, brushed nickel interior. navi

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no xenon lights, could be a little wider.stereo system is weak, front door rattle with little volume. dynamat, extra money ;  (

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Hell On Wheels, And No One Knows It. — So far I love this car, it is amazing. It handles and drives better then almost pretty much any car I have ever driven. The factory tires are not up t o par for the caliber of vehicle it is...THe looks are smooth and sweet, professional and dashing. This car is for people who want performance, 4 door sedan, can tackle any of the elements with ease. the seats heat up quick, navi is sweet.. needs xenon lights though... for the money it should have them.. black charcoal sued with black leather, sweet.... factory 18's. 6 speed.

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Benjamin writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec B Review
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This car is a blast to drive and with a few mods will blow the doors off almost anything you see on the road!

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If you don't want AWD and some luxury, this isn't the car for you.

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This Is A Great Buy If You're Looking For Some Performance, Luxury And Awd Wrapped Up In One Package — The performance of this car off the lot is decent: it handles well despite the body roll, it accelerates great for the power it has, and the braking isn't the greatest from high speed. The build quality is pretty good with the only qualm I have being the glove box squeaks every so often. The Appearance of the car is stunning, I love it. The cost of ownership as far as maintenance goes is relatively inexpensive, with gas prices climbing premium can get expensive if you romp on it all the time. However you can buy an Accessport and flash the ECU with maps that will support E85 and gas expenses go down dramatically. This is one of the most fun cars I've ever had the chance to drive/own before and ESPECIALLY after I've started modding it!

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

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erickm113 writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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Works great in snow.  Turbo give adequate zip.  Not a large sedan.

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AWD limits MPG, 20.5 around town.  Not a large sedan.

erickm113
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Sporty Smallish Sedan. — This is a sporty smallish sedan with good bad weather traction. It was still available with a manual transmission, not many around anymore. There is an MPG penalty for the AWD, but not as much as many other AWD vehicles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joseph writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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Great quality, not many on the road.

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I cant think of anything

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I Love It. — I do a lot of highway driving so I eat up tires. I get around 23mpg in the city and 29 on the highway, which is great for an AWD car. It handles better than most too. Do regular maintenance and the car will treat you great. It's really comfortable with a lot of features at a low price. Everyone who sees it, can't tell what kind of car it is off the bat, but they like what they see.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Garrett writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Limited Review
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Engine performance, exhaust note, handling, interior, noise level

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Fuel economy, changing headlights and spark plugs, ride quality over bumps and potholes

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Decently Powerful And Fun Practical Sedan — Having owned a 1995 Legacy, this is a night and day difference. The quality seems to have improved greatly, although this is much newer so not a fair comparison. The performance is at least as good as the H6 in the SVX, but the transmission is much more stout and durable. The gas mileage is not fantastic, but its a big, heavy engine in a big, heavy car, so for what it is its decent. The styling is nice and modern, but subtle. It looks good, but its not eye-catching. The suspension is harsh, but it gives it tight handling for the size and mass of the car. The interior is nicely appointed and cleanly designed, with a good amount of modern features. Its very comfortable to drive and very quiet inside. Some of the basic maintenance, like headlight bulbs and spark plugs, are awkward to get to.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Travis writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Limited Review
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I really like the quality of the car overall has gotta be the best thing.

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the gas mileage isn't that great but that is partially due to my right foot and the cold weather.

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Nice 4cyl Car — Acceleration is good for a AWD 4cyl, better than most with similar HP and torque, braking is precise, and handling... this thing is all but glued to the ground. It is very fun to drive on dry, wet or iced roads. The gas mileage isn't very 4cyl-like, but thats due to the AWD and lite tire spin from the icy roads Alaska has...

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gt11709 writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Limited Review
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Packed my daughter off to college in one trip  !!!!!!

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still thinking........

gt11709
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Love The Smooth Ride.only Stayed In When I Wanted To....all Weather Vehicle — So dependable !!!!! Fun to drive..get right by those trucks.... safety conscious = gotta have one !!!!!!!!!!!! Clear visibility / mid size but has a big feel !!!!!! Recommend highly ..I was told good for another 100k + miles!! GOTTA GET A SUBARU LEGACY.....Consistent Social /Work Life / BUT no excuses for non-participation !!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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Fun, exciting, responsive

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Favorite Car I Have Ever Owned Or Driven — I love the overall performance of my car, it handles any weather you throw at it and is fun to drive when it is a beautiful day outside. Not only can it easily get through snow and ice but on a clear day on a windy road it is one hell of a sports sedan and a hell of a lot of fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jammer writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec B Review
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AWD, 6 speed, turbo boxer engine, premium summer tires

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Premium gas is required

Jammer
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This Car Rocks, Has Everything I Need And More!!! — I haved owned this car for just over three years and have loved every drive. The AWD is absolutely amazing in winter when combined with a good set of winter tires. Added the STi strut tower brace, was an inexpensive way to tighten handling even more.

Owner for 0 years, 6 months

Primary Use: Family transportation

Miles Driven per Year:16,000

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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

Greatest Car To Traverse In The Snow By MrEvolution

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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