2005 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT LimitedReview
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    Awesome Low-production Car. — This car is AMAZING. It has a 2.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder Boxer motor pumping out 250 horsepower. This paired with Subaru's original Symetrical AWD system makes driving it a blast, especially around curves and bends. The hood scoop, xenon headlights, rear spoiler, and 17" alloy wheels all add sex appeal and definitely turn heads as you drive down the road. After looking at the Audi A4 1.8T, Nissan Altima 3.5 SE, Acura TSX, VW Jetta 2.0T, and Lexus IS300, I chose this, and I am DEFINITELY glad that I did. I would never have thought that I would be driving a Subaru, but there are absolutely no disappointments with my decision.

    Pros: Turbo performance, exterior looks, interior comfort and space, handling, and uniqueness.

    Cons: Recommends premium gas, brakes aren't the best, no audio controls on steering wheel, one-touch down/up windows n/a, and moonroof button is annoying when you try to close it.

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT LimitedReview
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    This Is The Greatest Car I Have Ever Owned. — Aside from the interior rattles (which Subaru is known for) this car is absolutely wonderful. It's highly modified (to around 400hp) but still looks subtle and drives comfortably.

    Pros: Performance, appearance, sound, comfort, reliability

    Cons: Um...that's a tough one.  

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT LimitedReview
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    Want A Wrx That's Under The Radar? Try This! — A sports sedan for the more anonymous driver, the Legacy 2.5 GT Limited puts out 250 hp out of its turbocharged boxer four. All Wheel Drive helps put the power to the pavement and keep the car on the road. Leather interior, 6-disc CD changer, heated seats and dual zone climate control keeps everybody happy. 17 inch alloy wheels and an optional GT wing keep you going in style!

    Pros: All Wheel Drive, turbocharged boxer four, leather interior

    Cons: No Navigation system, turbo lag below 2000 rpm

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    Great Winter Car — Best winter car I have ever owned. Wish it had better fuel economy and more performance.

    Pros: Good performance, all wheel drive, looks good

    Cons: Wish it had more MPG, questionable body integrety, weak windshield wipers

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    Smooth And Sexy! — Ive had this car since this past summer and i love it. it rides nice and handles like a dream. i would reccoment this to anyone.

    Pros: smooth and fast

    Cons: Needs more power.

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GTReview
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    Very Underrated Vehicle — Big car with loads of space. Few people know its performance abilities. My manual car was fitted with the same motor found in the Impreza STI. Produced 5kw less than the STi due to a more responsive twin scroll turbocharger. Subaru claimed a 0 - 100km sprint in 5.9 seconds. Amazing for a Camry sized vehicle.

    Pros: Amazing performance and loads of space. Family man performance vehicle.

    Cons: Really bad fuel consumption.

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited WagonReview
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    One Of The Rarest Subarus Made — 2005 was the first and only year that Subaru offered a Legacy wagon with a turbo and a manual transmission in the US. Apparently, there are only 1000 or so in the whole country. They come factory with 250HP/250 ft-lbs of torque, but with the STi longblock that comes stock, they are easily modified to a much higher number. Mine is lightly modified comparatively with ceramic headers, uppipe, downpipe, and a Stage 2 tune. This is good enough however to run with Corvettes and non-turbo Porsche 911's. It's a fantastic sleeper that no one sees coming.

    Pros: Beautiful, fast, luxurious, very spacious with lots of cargo room, excellent handling characteristics, especially for a wagon, excellent braking with massive 12.4in rotors and 2 piston floating calipers stock, total sleeper (except for the wheels)

    Cons: Crappy gas mileage (average 17), must use Premium gas only, expensive synthetic oil changes every 3000 a must

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited WagonReview
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    Gt Wagon Rules! —

    UPDATE 11/24/2014: The Turbo on this car blew at 70,000 miles and cost $3000 to repair. Just 12,000 miles later, the factory replacement turbo died. Ended up selling the car to Car Max. I have downgraded the review accordingly. I would not recommend getting one of these used, as there are documented problems with the turbochargers. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Original review This is a great compromise for a 30 something looking to not spend a lot of cash, but get a great performing car. The turbo 250hp engine is really nice, as are the sport shift and of course all wheel drive. I find the car very comfortable, but my wife gets a sore back driving it. this car has the biggest sunroof I have ever seen - great if you like sunroofs - it's almost like driving a convertible when fully opening - even the rear seat passengers see sky straight over head. H Here are some problems with the car: 1. there is a very well hidden button on top of the steering wheel column, which turns on the parking lights half way. I have no idea why you would want to do this. But one day, I got the car detailed, and the interior cleaner guy hit the button, turning on these lights. these are the only lights on the car that do not go off automatically when the key is out - and they are not brigh enough to notice on a sunny day. So I went home, parked, and the next mroning battery was dead. Luckily, my neighbor has Subarus, and told me what the problem was or I never would have figured it out. Every time someone cleans the car this happens, so watch out. 2. When you open the car doors, the front map lights do not come on - it is very dark in the drivers seat, so you need to manually switch them on at night to get organized before driving. 3. There is no way to turn on the center dome light from the driver's seat. this is a huge pain at night when the kids drop something and can't find it, and is something that constantly comes up if you have small kids. 4. I have had this car for a year and a half, and I drive hard and fast. The brake rotors have warped twice. the first time, the dealer resurfaced (turned) them, the second time they replaced all four. All under warranty - no charge. But, a car this sporty should have bigger brakes. Overall, I love this car. For the money, you won't find a better wagon.

    Owner for 1 years, 7 months

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Miles Driven per Year:17,000

    Pros: Fun, Fast, great handling Wagon with decent feature for the money

    Cons: Turbo replaced twice, reliability

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GTReview
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    Love This Car — Performance - Great acceleration, sharp handling and 4WD grip. Build Quality - Little to no maintenance Appearance - Sleek styling, understated, one of Subaru's best looking cars Cost of Ownership - Insurance and a little high, and gas mileage a little low, but great on a 300 HP turbocharged sedan! Fun Factor - Stick shift makes it a hoot to drive, once turbo gets boost going, it really starts moving good!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Safety, handling, practicality, fun, performance

    Cons: None

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    2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Wagon Review
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    As long as you get the timing/water pump/head gasket serviced around every 100k miles, these cars are awesome. An adult WRX.
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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 Christopher

    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 Antuan

    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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