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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"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

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Very low cost of ownership.

Cons

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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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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Garrett writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Limited Review
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4

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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........

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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 !!!!!

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Chuck writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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I like the styling of the car and the color.

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Some things seemed to need replacement as I was just out of warrenty.  The dealer I bought the car, while good in sales, really SUCKED in the service department!

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Great Car Overall. — Overall it is a good car. Basic transportation, but it is kind of fun. Could use more power but the manual helps. I have put a lot of miles on it, has survived pretty well, a few squeeks here and there. Gets good mileage too!

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Eric writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec B Review
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It's a subaru

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don't

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What A Friggin' Blast — What else to say except it's a subaru, it's fast and it's sexy lookin'. Good gas mileage if i want, mustang destroying power if i want, and the best part of it is that she looks like a nice plain family sedan.

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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.

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Mike writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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Safety, low insurance cost, appearance.

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Tires, lack of extended warranty, fuel economy.

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Just Buy One — The Legacy is pretty fun to drive at high speeds, knowing you have control with it's Symmetrical AWD system. I don't have the GT, although I'd like to, but the 2.5i NA is still a fantastic car overall. Let's just say it takes a beating and can show you a good time.

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Phil writes:
2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Review
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winding roads + this car = fun

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the shifter leaves something to be desired

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Overall The Best Car I've Ever Owned — it drives like it's on rails and it has exceptionally high quality. great performance for a naturally aspirated 4 cylinder. it is a very cheap to run seeing as how Subaru's reliability ratings are in the same realm as toyota. overall it's just a great car - tons of standard options and it's one of the few cars i've ever had that i genuinely enjoy driving every day

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2013 Subaru Legacy Reviews

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2012 Subaru Legacy Reviews

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2011 Subaru Legacy Reviews

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