2009 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

2009 Subaru Legacy Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"awd" 11 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"turbo" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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SubaruLove303 writes:
2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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5

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Love everything about this car

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Have no issues

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Forever Subaru — This was my first Subaru....all I can say, I will only own a Subaru from here on out!!!! This car has caused me no issue, other than the normal, expected maintenance costs. When everyone was yelling about gas prices, I was not affected. This car not only looks good, it has been super reliable!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jmalloy86 writes:
2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Limited Review
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4

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Blizzard beater, good handling, only routine maintenance required so far.

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Gas mileage, jerky acceleration at times, harmon kardon premium stereo subwoofer is terrible.

jmalloy86
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Versatile Car For All New England Weather. — My first new car purchase, I was sold on subarus from my previous lease of an 07 Legacy. The style is great, exterior is sporty and the interior is laid out very nicely. Power drivers seat is very comfortable, although on long drives my 6' frame gets a little cramped. I liked the stereo at first, but the subwoofer has blown twice since I've owned it and I do not blast my music to extreme volumes most of the time. The design flaw is that the subwoofer is not powered and has no enclosure to create a baffle effect that most aftermarket subwoofers require. The handling in the snow is UNREAL. I've only gone off the road ONCE, and that was due to black ice on a very steep hill. I've gone in 7" of snow on unplowed dirt roads with little problems and only use all season tires. The backseat is small, although it folds down very easily and has enough cargo room for some nice extended trips or moving a few things. The gas mileage is about 27 on the highways and 20 in the city. (Boston traffic is as bad as it gets). It's been a great car and I wouldn't trade it for any other until it's time to get a truck like every other guy from Maine does when he settles down!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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roundhat writes:
2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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5

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Looks great, gets 24.9 mpg average and a best of 27.9 mpg. Awd is awesome very responsive steering.

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Small back seat. The car blends in to traffic.

roundhat
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2009 Subaru Legacy Awd. — This is a very affordable car that gets decent fuel economy even with all wheel drive. I like the looks of the car but my kids thought it looked like An older persons car. Guess what... I am an older person...lol. Great value overall. The Harmon Kardon stereo is a little weak but has decent sound.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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dmdixon88 writes:
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4

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Symmetrical AWD, 17" Wheels, Harman Kardon audio system, 8-way Power Driver Seat, Sun/Moon roof, Trunk Space, Auxiliary Audio Port

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Firm Seats, Cloth Stains Easily

dmdixon88
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Awd Bliss — I love the AWD platform and wish all of my cars had this. Being AWD does come with slightly reduced fuel mileage (I average 25.5mpg), but compared to other cars in it's class, the difference is minimal and extra costs are worth it in snowy areas. The seats are rather firm and the material seems to stain rather easily. Seat pads and covers provide a cheap and easy fix for this. Maintenance is not terrible since it will run off of standard oil, but other repairs can be costly, and Subaru dealers are not quite as common as many other makes. There is ample room in the trunk, and the passenger compartment has plenty of room for most average-sized people. The headlights are very bright and the high-beams are quite remarkable. The Harman Kardon audio system is also a perfect touch, well balanced, sufficiently powerful, and easy to operate.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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azadorf writes:
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Great car for the 3 years I had it

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None

azadorf
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Excellent, If Boring, Awd Sedan — Owned this car for 3+ years. Excellent, boring, AWD sedan. It served its purpose and I enjoyed driving it. Probably the best handling sedan on the road in the snow. My 5th Subaru, so I'm a fan of these cars.

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consorziodenver writes:
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good looking, safe, AWD is great in cold weather states

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lack of power; you really have to plan lane changes if there is traffic.  Slow throttle response.  I have the black interior and it collects ALL dirt and dust, and don't put a family pet in there...you will have animal hair FOREVER.

consorziodenver
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Good Daily Driver — I have had this car for three years, and it has served its purpose well. I am getting ready to give it to my 16 year old, and I feel confident that it will protect him. While I don't like the lack of power, I DO like that when in the hands of my teenager. It is a very stylish car, gets good MPG and has a good feature set for the price.

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pjn2557 writes:
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4

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Handling and AWD

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Pick-up could be quicker.  4-speed trans.

pjn2557
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Love My Subie — This is my 2nd subaru and I love the way that it handles the road, epecially during the winter. My only gripe is that I wish it had a bit more power. I am getting 25-28mpg with daily mixed commute.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeremiah writes:
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It's shape

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Right above the gear leaver under the radio the plastic doesn't meet perfectly even

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Adriana — It's a Subaru it has the traditional Subaru boxter engine smooth gearbox nice firm clutch and handles well also because Subaru's traditional symetrical all wheel drive system. It hasn't needed any repairs and it looks beautiful inside and out! Gas mileage is good depending on how you drive it and the fun factor is a five star rating!

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Rosstyfavrey writes:
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Handling, AWD, power, tinted windows, sound system, comfortable, sharp looks, great fuel economy, and dependable.

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Slight freeway noise.

Rosstyfavrey
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2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Se — This car has been great, period. It grips to the snow during the winter, cuts through the spring rain, and glides through the summer's dry pavement. The sleek, slender look of the Subaru Legacy 2.5i SE attracts the most fittest, outdoor enthusiasts in America. To boot, the sound system rocks a Harmon/Kardon 9-speaker system! Great car, great value--for life!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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it has guts that most other cars wouldn't.

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it's not manual, and it's not a turbo

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It's A Beast — This car is a beast. it can handle anything thrown it's way. it has saved my life numerous times. closing in on 40k miles, this monster of a car is still standing strong. solid and healthy enough for 40k more. *UPDATE 8/2/2012*: 51k miles *UPDATE 11/28/2012*: 58k miles *UPDATE 1/26/13*: 61k miles

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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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Cars peformance is excellent, thou it needed some bodywork its looking hot now, it has done some good mileage, with very less maintenance. I got my car with all leather finish so ya. this car will tak... 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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