1997 Subaru Legacy Top Comparisons

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1997 Subaru LegacyReview
Terribleterryc writes:
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The car had previously failed omissions test. I did not want to risk it.

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD SedanReview
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Missed My Suby Gt — This is a great little car and handsomely priced in used car market as everyone warns Honda or Toyota. It's super reliable and it plows snows like a truck. The all wheel drive system is great and maintenance is very inexpensive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Awd and cheap maintenance

Cons: Noisy engine

14 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD WagonReview
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My Zoom Zoom Car — This is a very well rounded wagon with a little extra punch from under the hood. This car has gotten older and rusted a bit, but I'm sure it looked great new. It was actually in the racing game Gran Turismo 1 or 2.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: You can get up to speed even on glare ice.

Cons: Cant stop worth crap on snow or ice.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD WagonReview
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Awesome All Around. — Great reliability. Power is satisfactory. Transmission shifting is good. All-wheel-drive. Lots of cargo space. A lot of options such as AC, heated seats, heated mirrors, cruise control, non-fonctional hood scoop, fog lights. Offroad capabilities are awesome. boxer engine design is very reliable. fuel consumption a bit higher due to weight of awd components but worth the trade-off.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great offroad. great safety. great for small family. great cargo space.

Cons: wagon, unattractive. higher fuel consumption due to AWD. parts can be pricey.

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD WagonReview
Mathieu writes:
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Overall, Great Car For Anyone. — good power for a 4 cylinder and AWD, I'm not too excited about the fuel economy of it but it is a AWD. It looks pretty cool, the big fog lights in front and the hood scoop, but it's a fake (for now). i just got it so the parts aren't too bad but I had to bring up the maintenance up to standards. back seats I don't know yet. handles well. front seats are great, there heated cloth. over all it's fun, being 5 spd standard, it's good.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: AWD, Boxer engine is cool, Room in the engine compartment, fog lights are cool and 2 tone is aright.

Cons: Cassette player SUCKS, lol I don't like where the cup holders are ( on top of stereo)

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD SedanReview
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I Was In Love With It... — The car was beyond wonderful otherwise I wouldnt still be crying inside each time I see its picture :p Performance - acceleration-great for a non turbo car, braking-superb, handling-superb Build Quality - has it needed repairs? Only changed the rack ends Appearance - both interior and exterior styling were great, all I added was 100% black tint :p Cost of Ownership - gas mileage manageable as long as you are light on the loud pedal. The mileage on gas was impressive being that it had an after market 4inch exhaust, maintenance costs too were manageable coz I treated this car like a jewel :) Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? YES, ABSOLUTE FUN especially with the dropped ride height

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

Pros: It's low ride height (120mm est)

Cons: I hate that I had to sell it :'(

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD WagonReview
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Worth Every Penny — This is a great car bought it with 171000 miles on it and am now at 255000. It is not great to look at but with 2 kids and a dog (boxer) it moves the whole family, and then some

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: moves everything and has some balls!

Cons: not the best at picking up the chicks

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD WagonReview
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Reliable — Love the fact that it looks cool enough to drive alone and get to the cool spots, but its still a wagon. I was fortunate to get a great car at a great price. Another plus is that there is a huge form to help w/diy help to fix the little things....

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Practical

Cons: Getting old

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback Limited AWD WagonReview
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No Better Vehicle For The Chicago Area! — The best AWD there ever was! Always starts! With a set of new tires this vehicle could be used for snow plowing! Very powerful engine, little noisy though. Gas milage is definately a downside but with the new model that comes with CVT that is definately the best family vehicle there ever was.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Lots of extras, and lots of reliability!

Cons: Gas milage

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr LSi AWD WagonReview
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It's A Good Car — Pretty good handling especially in muddy roads and snowy days... it is AWD, much bigger car than my PT Cruiser (I owned them at the same time between 2000 to 2003), it has a 2.5 NA engine, but amazingly, it took less gas than the PT... wired!!! Japanese engineering... I guess?!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: AWD & Space

Cons: None

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