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Displaying 11 - 14 of 2003 Subaru Legacy 14 reviews.

2003 Subaru Legacy L Special Edition WagonReview
tpmerc writes:
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Wasn't Love At First Sight, But It Grew On Me And Its The Best — I totally loved my 2003 Subaru Legacy/Outback Wagon. I didn't think much of it at first...it looked like a "mom car" to me. (I am a mom but I like what I like) I didn't want a wagon. But the price was right, low miles, (I bought it in 2004) and I needed a new car. This was an "all weather" vehicle. It has a Sport shift which made driving in the snow fun! I won't buy another vehicle that isn't 4WD. (The Nissan Maxima was purchased by my husband.) I loved my Subaru. I didn't worry about stalling out, loosing brakes, or the other million and one things that can go wrong with a car. I drove this car all over and in the last 3 years, I put many, many miles on traveling to work. There are offices in 3 states. I was required to go to all offices whenever it was deemed necessary to do so. My Subaru ran great for 10 years. And, then it didn't.

Pros: Handled like it was on rails. 4WD ,turned on a dime, all over great car

Cons: The trans went, and it was all downhill from there

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2003 Subaru Legacy L Special EditionReview
aSavagex writes:
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A Beautiful Remarkable Car If Taken Care Of Correctly. — I love how excellent the handling/ traction is for this car and the available space in the hood for me to improvise. Also I don't like how much space is in the back because, its narrow(If 3 people are sitting in the back or a full car). The Subaru Legacy L 4D Sedan (AWD) is not that common to be honest. I sometimes will run into a old Subaru Legacy L 4D Wagon (AWD) here and there but, I only saw this car two times so far. Also, I love this car because its unique and due to the fact that they don't make this model anymore (It's now referred to the GT). For a result of this review, its a beautiful car to own if you take care of it.

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

Pros: This car has excellent handling and average amount of power while stock. So I improvised and engine swapped and put in a V6 engine, turbo charged it, K&N air filter, long stroke crank and conrod setup, tuned it, V Tech performance chip, all terrain tires that are hankook brand(AWD). Now as a result my baby Lucia takes 4.8 seconds to hit 60mph.

Cons: When this car is all stock it took 7.1 second to hit 60mph and I know because, I timed and averaged it. When I bought this car it had a lot of problems. For an example, when I bought my car I did not realize until later that it had a leaked head gasket, oil leakage(oil pan) which is a common problem with these models of Subaru's. And a messed up radiator and they're were leaks in the hoses. Which then tells me that, whoever had my car before me did not take care of it. All of the problems are fixed but, they're is always a problem with any car no doubt.

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2003 Subaru Legacy L Special EditionReview
pinkyisback468 writes:
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Subaru > Everything Else — I love subaru's they are very reliable and good looking. The AWD is great. It always keeps me safe on the snow and ice. This is my second subaru and I don't think I will own anything else for a long time.

Pros: It's a great car its very reliable and never let's me down and the AWD is awesome in the snow

Cons: I wish I would have gotten a 5 speed and it  has the typical subaru rust...

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2003 Subaru Legacy L Review
M_hamilton says:
Smooth transmission and shifting. I dont like that the driver seat isnt adjustable vertically, the way the valve cover gaskets leak oil so there is a nauseating overpowering smell of burning oil. Its a little bit flighty when I accelerate. Now Im balls deep into this car and I am looking at replacing all belts, front end ball joints, struts, shocks, head gaskets, control arm, and possibly power steering pump.
vs2001 Dodge Neon Highline ES Sedan FWD
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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 LT0753

I loved it so much that after seeing it I bought it! Read More

Review By DannyO77

Great car, but for its highest model it doesn’t have remote start on the fob 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

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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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