1997 Subaru Legacy Top Comparisons

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Displaying 31 - 35 of 1997 Subaru Legacy 35 reviews.

1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD WagonReview
Dick writes:

Got Me Through Norther Ontario Roads For 6 Years - 0r 320,000km — Purchased it used with 93,000km on it, left it at the dealer 6.5 years later with 410,000km on the odometer. Butt warmers, all wheel drive, and hoodscoup. Fun and comfortable car to drive. For four years i travelled the 144 between Timmins and Sudbury - any weather any time, this machine will go. On that little highway people dispise because of it's narrow, curvy road, rock cliff, moose, and lack of fellow drivers to help you in case of need, i would set the cruise control betwee 105-110km and let it ride for 3 hours to Timmins like i was going through the desert. Later i did the North Bay -Timmins run - not as exciting but stil some challenges. I sadly left this car at the dealer to purchase a new Imprezza (same car but smaller and even more fun to drive).

Pros: Everything - mainly awd, hood scoop, and butt warmers

Cons: Large repairs and maintenace cost a lot

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr LSi AWD SedanReview
Rod38 writes:

Subaru - A Driver's Car — Like all Subaru AWD car's, my Liberty (Legacy) is very well balanced and has plenty of power.

Pros: It's AWD

Cons: It's Auto

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr LSi AWD WagonReview
Thomas writes:

For A Station Wagon It Does Pretty Well — I love this car, i love the way it grips the corner like a obese man would grip onto the last hamburger in the world. I love the fact that it does what you want it to do you just feel like you have complete controls of the car the whole time. I love the fact that the car is over ten years old and it doesn't look it at all. If any mother was looking for a station wagon for her kids then this would be it but also if even a teen age adult like my self, can own a car like this and not fell like an idiot driving a station wagon.

Pros: Handles like a normal car, a more than normal car, it looks great, it brakes excellent

Cons: It's a station wagon, acceleration not terrific, compared to say a Rocket, but it is a station

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD SedanReview
JonnyAngel writes:
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Fun — I like the appearance of my car, and it's good on gas. The only thing thats broken on it is the AC and it's never been in the shop for as long as I’ve had it. Takes off pretty fast on dirt and handles great all the way up to 80 on dirt. Not worried about the broken AC, even in the summer time. (Haven’t gotten it above 80 on dirt yet)

Pros: Sounds good for haveing all factory parts. Is fun for dirt racing.

Cons: My AC went out.

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1997 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD WagonReview
Dave writes:

If You Do High Mileage Avoid It, If You Dont Then Youve Got To Own One. — the car is a hoot to drive, hitting 5000 rpm and feeling the kick in your ass from secondary turbo has a huge grin factor. Ultra practical with loads of space and also very good in the snow with its 4wd.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: twin turbo boosting gives you a huge grin.

Cons: petrol consumption is high.

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Subaru Legacy Reviews

Review By Guru9PLWXR

seatbelt not fitting correctly for shorter driver. Unable to work for senior citizen. Read More

Review By Guru9KBCZM

I got a touring xt, which I love. It’s fast with lots of nice perks plus it’s low key. #winning Read More

2021 Subaru Legacy Reviews

Review By Neal

Its safe and reportedly quite reliable. I like the conservative style too. Read More

Review By ArtS_2836

Its a great value considering all of the safety features along with all wheel drive. The Legacy models with the exception of the XT Limited and Touring need to have more horse power. The Forester w... Read More

2020 Subaru Legacy Reviews

Review By Awise01

I think this car doesn’t hold any value as a 2019 is selling for 20,000.00. I am looking for something reliable that when I go to trade it back in, it’s worth something and I’m not in the hole. The ca... Read More

Review By Edon

I went to look at the 2020 Subaru legacy premium and I can tell you it is a beautiful car with a marvelous interior. I felt more like I was in a cockpit then in an automobile. I personally like the dr... Read More

2019 Subaru Legacy Reviews

Review By dune612

I have owned this car for 2 days and I can honestly say this is the best car Ive ever owned. I bought the 2019 legacy limited with only 14,900 miles on it so it is like a brand new car. The car drives... Read More

Review By alvaroluisfriassantana

I could not have a better experience on this subaru legacy 2.5i 2019 sport Read More

2018 Subaru Legacy Reviews

Review By Troy

Very nice economical vehicle with right safety options and price reasonable. Read More

Review By Dan

I think the car is great , it fits all my needs Read More


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