1998 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD SedanReview
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    Subaru Legacy Gt...1998.. Improvements Needed — Acceleration is weak, thought about adding in a CAI (cold air intake) Speakers are mad tin sounding..going to improve them Gets really hot inside so going to tint my windows Car handles well eventually accelerates after 4,000 RPM but that uses lots of gas nice and small but can fit all my friends in in comfortably mine is forest green great first car

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    I Love This Car — I would recommend this car because it is just an overall solid reliable car.

    Pros: nice car,leather int.,handles great

    Cons: needs a bigger engine

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD WagonReview
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    Great For Family Adventures! — The AWD is great, mine is an automatic so it doesn't accelerate as fast as I would like, but it handles great. I wish it had better gas mileage, but it's not to bad, mid 20's.

    Pros: AWD!, almost 200,000mi and still going strong!

    Cons: Wish it were a 5spd

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD SedanReview
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    Fun Little Zipper With Plenty Of Room — This car is very fun to drive, 5spd H4 2.5L. It sounds amazing and actually has coupe performance unlike other GT's. If you're going to pick on up however; make sure the cylinder heads have been done. If not the don't buy it unless you're paying $2,000 or less becasue it's a $3,000 job and you WILL have to do it. Overall very practical and very sporty, the best mix of two worlds.

    Pros: + good acceleration
    + sounds great
    + high MPG/KPL
    + Sporty appearance
    + lots of interior room

    Cons: - prone to catastrophic engine failure
    - lower top speed than turbo version
    - most dashboard buttons not illuminated at night
    - very expensive to repair

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD SedanReview
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    Rice Rocket With An Attitude — psh, The awd and low profile, make for one great winter driver. She's heavy, and rides extreamly well. Her sleek design gives her pretty good gas milage, but dangit, my betty keeps breaking down on me every year during the summer time!

    Pros: psh

    Cons: third motor...

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Brighton AWD WagonReview
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    Love It This Car Goes On And On — ive had this car now for 3 years and it has covered 130000 miles without any hesitation ive only just had to do a repair of a rear wheel bearing it is a joy to drive with leather interior and climate control for hotter days what more can you ask of a car

    Owner for 3 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

    Cons: maybe a bit juicy as its a 2.5

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    1998 Subaru Legacy Outback — Secure AWD, great alternative to an SUV for rugged field work, although city mpg is low (21). Performs fairly well, though it has a unique growl (All Subaru boxer engines are supposed to be noisy). Fairly expensive to maintain when I bought it second hand. It doesn't handle as well as I hoped, compared to a smaller car such as a 4 door Japanese import, but it is WAY better than driving an SUV. It performs exceedingly well on rutted and gravel roads. Has great carrying capacity.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Well designed, performs well on rough roads, secure.

    Cons: More expensive, somewhat louder engine.

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    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon Review
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    Ride was OK but not as nice as the Forester which I purchased.
    vs2001 Subaru Forester
    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback AWD Wagon winning categories:
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    Front Seats Ranked 2001 Subaru Forester better.
    "They gave me more room being I am 6 3 tall."
    Value Ranked 2001 Subaru Forester better.
    "The purchasing cost was lower and it was 2 years newer."
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    It is a very affordable car and extremely easy to work on. I absolutely love it
    vs1998 Honda Civic
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    vs1998 Toyota Camry
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    vs1998 Honda Accord
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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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