1998 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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    75

    1998 Subaru Outback Wagon — Unscheduled maintenance costs were too high in the 3-5 years of ownership. Performance is excellent on snowy, icy roads, but it struggles when the snow is more than 6 inches deep. Manual transmission rocks! I like this car very much. 24 mpg around town 27 on the freeway trips.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Smooth, quiet engine, excellent traction

    Cons: Poorly designed engine head gasket, oil pump, exhaust system...

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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    Best Winter Car — fun car and reliable best winter car ever, forget about been stuck in snow with amazing 4 wheel drive car. Engine have a lot of potential just had a turbo and a chip and finish all with a 3 inch exhaust

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: quality

    Cons: repair price  

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback Limited AWD Wagon Review
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    I Miss Her — It was a amazing car. perfectly balanced for drifting on dirt. the e break was emculate. fully loaded moon roof and a sunroof, i realty miss tis car. there was so much room in the back. may it rest in peace.

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

    Pros: amazing

    Cons: nothing

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Sedan Review
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    Good Car For A 1998 Subaru — Performance: about 10 seconds from 0 to 100 km/hr, takes a bit of time to brake fully Build Quality: never needed much repairs except when it got 8 years older Appearance: Not bad for a 1998 though the rear would have been better designed, the interior is quite simple and chic Cost of Ownership: very economic Fun Factor: a surprising car

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Aggressive

    Cons: Cannot always be reliable

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback Limited AWD Wagon Review
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    Buy A Subaru You Wont Regret It — i love everything about this car its awesome, dependable and fun. its fast and handles anything ive thrown at it. rides very comfortably and can fit alot of stuff in it. it gets good mileage, not great good and as with any car you either get fun or good mileage and this car provides a happy medium. i have owned it for a couple of years and have only had to do the brakes

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: buy a subaru you wont regret it

    Cons: people are envious of your enjoyment of your vehicle

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT Limited AWD Sedan Review
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    It Was Ok — So many problems once I hit 130,000 miles. Blew the head gasket and I rarely ever hit it hard. It was an endless money pit.The interior was nice and the exterior was pretty good. It started to rust like every 1990s jap trap does.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: mechanical AWD, seat comfort

    Cons: so many problems

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT Limited AWD Sedan Review
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    98 Subaru Legacy — its a pretty nice car with a lot of speed features, it has a turbo charged 4 cylinder and all wheel drive. the car exterior tends to fall apart though, other than that its a pretty nice car and it packs a punch for its size and powertrain. It's currently owned by my sister.

    Pros: fast

    Cons: weak

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Sedan Review
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    Just Love My Car — I love how it handles the road,hugz the curves,drives awsome in winter,has alot of power,alot of endurance,not too bad on gas,,but damn expensive to repare :-( I love my car,the best one Ive ever driven, I feel secure in it and I just love my car,,ohh :-) said that already :-D

    Pros: the drive

    Cons: head gasket

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT Limited AWD Sedan Review
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    Bullet Proof Car With Stunning Performance And Grip. — I have had this car for 4 years now and it is simply amazing. It is 11 years old and requires almost no maintenance. It is absolutely unstoppable in the snow and with the AWD system it is able to tear the curves apart. Also the Subaru Boxer engine has been around for ever and keeps a low center of gravity which allows for even better handling. The interior is very simple and comfortable with soft touch trim and leather seats. It has plenty of room in the trunk and it can be increased by folding down the seats 60/40. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a fun, dependable, and good looking car.

    Pros: AWD, Boxer engine, Appearance, reliability...EVERYTHING

    Cons: the cup-holders block the radio when they are out.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT Limited AWD Sedan Review
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    Great Driver's And Buyer's Car, Rain Or Shine! — The first thing you need to know about this car is that it handles beautifully. It's a little heavy but the AWD, even though it's a 10-year-old system, does a great job. Its ABS is sharp; and even with an AT, and though it was the last year the Legacy didn't get a turbo, it still has plenty of pop. The build quality is very solid -- almost 110,000 miles and all it's needed has been basic brake, engine and wheel maintenance. It's only just begun to make a rattle, and when I checked the source of the noise the part was actually snug -- just a resonant frequency thing, I guess, seeing as it always rattles when the engine reaches the same RPM. It's a beautiful car. While Subaru makes fantastic cars and always has, it's increasingly been missing the styling mark in the past few years. This car has a classic, timeless look and it looks great in its candy-red paint with still showroom-quality black leather interior. Its mileage is good -- it generally gets nearer 30 mpg than 20. Maintenance is practically free, since as I mentioned, it barely needs anything but a fluid and tire pressure check every so often. It's got nice perks such as very quick heating and A/C, easily adjustable mirrors, limited blind spots and great windshield visibility and driver position. The fold-down rear seats are nice as well, though not very unusual these days. As I mentioned, the interior is very nice. Both room and comfortable, the leather looks great on everything and the layout is very accessible. The only major drawback (and the only thing I dislike about this car) is poorly-constructed pop-out cupholders. The best part is probably its poor-condition driving. This car is glue in the rain, and in more than two feet of snow I regularly drive my little red sport sedan past spun-out Explorers on the side of the road! If you're looking for a fun, safe, reliable and great-looking sedan to go churning around mountain passes or pick up groceries, in rain or shine, this car is a steal.

    Pros: Great handling, reliable, low-maintenance, comfortable, practical, beautiful.

    Cons: Poor cupholders, and that's about it!

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Subaru Legacy Reviews

    So Far This Car Is A Pleasure To Drive. By Royce123

    I just bought the car in march of 2015, so the driving experience is still a work in progress. There is a lot of electronics on board, so I'm still learning. I feel very much in control and safe while... Read More

    Extreme Disappointment - Atrocious Quality; First Time Subaru Buyer By 2016Rex

    Purchased Brand new 2015 Legacy 3.6R - Dec 2014. Major Safety and Quality Issues - Awful. Whomever is in charge of Quality at Subaru should be fired. 1. Burning smell from engine & snow water ente... Read More

    2014 Subaru Legacy Reviews

    Best Car For The Money That You Can Buy By Jerseyboy_222

    How can you go wrong with an all wheel drive car that is always at the top of the charts when it comes to safety and reliability for under $24,000? Do you get all of the technological bells and whist... Read More

    Comfortable Ride W/ Great Gas Milage + Awd By MattSuppa

    When I started researching fuel-efficient all wheel drive vehicles, the Subaru Legacy was at the top of the list. I live in the Northeast, and drive about 40 miles each way (mostly highway) to and fro... Read More

    2013 Subaru Legacy Reviews

    Everyone Needs To Own A Legacy! By ckear001

    Since I live in the northeast, I wanted to get a vehicle reliable in the winter. I previously owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which I absolutely loved, but must say the Legacy is BETTER for winter drivin... Read More

    Subaru 2.5 6 Speed Is A Good Car By Sam

    i'm nineteen years old and got the car brand new. its my first stick and its hold up really good. i like the appearance but definitely want to do some little tweaks, the six speed is great, seats are... Read More

    2012 Subaru Legacy Reviews

    My Day Behind The Wheel By ArethaFlowers

    I thought it was just like other midsized sedans. I found things easily enough before I drove it. I wasn't impressed with its "get up and go". I did both city and highway driving in the car. I have a ... Read More

    True Legacy By mdlgan

    this is a great car good for a family of 4-5, the best all wheel drive system i've ever experienced. leg room is amazing a 6'2" adult can sit in the back seat with the front seat pushed all the way b... Read More

    2011 Subaru Legacy Reviews

    Trustworthy By skiwallace

    I'm glad there are still a few manual transmissions around. This car is pretty low maintenance, it doesn't scream for attention or need much. Handles well, good mileage, nice car. I like the bluetooth... Read More

    Impressive Subaru By scott_badger

    This car is so quite riding down the highway, it is such a nice car. Most Subaru's are made for utility with all wheel drive and lack quality. Subaru really put thought and effort in the comfort of th... Read More

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