2005 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

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Users ranked 2005 Subaru Legacy against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 39 2005 Subaru Legacy reviews.

    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Wagon Review
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    25

    Rock Solid And Good — Performance is good, but could be little better, braking is good and handling suberb. Build quality is good, no squeeks or rattles and has not broken down. Apperance is good at front but could be better at the back, but interior is very good. Gas mileage is good and maintenance is little as nothing. The car is perhaps no fun machine, but still a very good car to drive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: AWD

    Cons: AWD

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Wagon Review
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    2005 Legacy Wagon Review — Accelaration and braking is adaquate. Handling could be better. Reliability is good so far, knock on wood no sqeal or rattling so far. Only downside of owning this car is the premium gas it requires and the not too great gas mileage

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Adaquate performance, need better handling

    Cons: Gas mileage, North America can't get wagon anymore

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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    35

    It's The Shiznit — It's a Subaru, that's not a WRX. It's still got a turbo, a manual transmission, heated seats, leather interior, can fit a lot of stuff in the back, has see through windows, sit down seats and anything else anyone would want in a car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: manual transmission

    Cons: manual transmission

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    2005 Subaru Legacy Review
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    Subaru Legacy 3.0r Spec.b 6mt Wagon — Subaru Legacy 3.0R Spec.B 6MT Wagon Performance: 0-60 in 6.9 seconds Build quality: It´s a Subaru, not flashy but built to last. Appearance: Best Legacy so far. Cost of ownership: Fuel consumption is a bit on the high side. Fun factor: Killing "hot hatches" at stoplights and on winding roads in a wagon is priceless :)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast, Comfortable, handling, looks, space

    Cons: Fuel consumption and bad factory radio

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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    Nuff Said — performance and the sleeper look, what happens when wrx drivers grow up...the get leg 2.5gts! 250hp 250lbft..awd..audi killer. permium fuel a requirement is a downside the way prices are now, and if driven enthusiastically mileage pays the price - but drive relaxed and mileage is great...a true wolf in sheep's clothing

    Pros: to be different..break the mold...the anti accord camry 3series

    Cons: 05 lacks aux input for ipod and sat radio..

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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    Love This Car. — 2.5 liter four cylinder turbocharged boxer engine, AWD, and manual transmission. Get's through the corners well, and there are tons of upgrade parts. I really like the understated styling, you don't get noticed, unless you want to. I get about 25 mpg while getting on it all the time.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: So fun to drive, lots of upgrades for the tuner in all of us, and AWD gets me where I need to go

    Cons: If you are on a tight budget, look elsewhere. Premium fuel, and potentially expensive repair bills.

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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    Exellent! — Performance 0-60 5.6 Pretty good i guess? Great Built Quality other than dash rattle Good Style its black so its gets dirty easy but i like to wash it often. MPG 18-28 Love to drive it Sport tuned!

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

    Pros: Turbo

    Cons: I have a wheel alignment issue...

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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    Great Car — 0-60 in 6sec great track car with a few mods never needed repair there are a few rattles here and there love the look of the 05-06s the best about 19-21mpg this car is a blast to drive

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the power and all the mods you can do

    Cons: no ipod jack

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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    All Wheel Drive Turbo Charged 0-6 5.5 Sec That Can Beat Competitors At It's Class. — Owned the car for 4.5 years, in great shape, keep up the maintanance and the cars runs just like new. After the upgrade for the SPT power pack, the performance is amazing with 283 HP. THe aesthetic is perfect and better than the peers

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

    Pros: Powerful, stable with perfect balance

    Cons: None

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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    It's A Love Hate Relationship. If Mine Actually Ran Properly I Would Like It. — Bought this car used.. Don't ever buy a used car.. Previous owner beat the piss out of it and it's been in the repair process since I've owned it. Engine is still good, I just have oil going somewhere and alot of it. Now the transmission is starting to go. As soon as I repair the main shaft bearing, it should be good to go... Hopefully.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power is excellent, All wheel drive and can still get 30mpg, Ass heaters :), everything heated and power actually

    Cons: Can't switch the stereo on the GT's cause it's connected to the dual climate control, VF-40 turbo doesn't last too long, rides like a boat but much better than most luxury sedans, and look for a Spec B with a six speed cause the transmission is Subaru's weak point.

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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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