2008 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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    My Overall Impression Of This Impreza Is A Must Have — I’m a very big guy, “300 lbs plus” for such a small car, but I fit pretty good. It had great acceleration, fantastic agility in the snow and on icy roads. The stock radio would replaced soon after purchase, it’s pretty basic. I must say my overall impression of this Impreza is a must have.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very low cost of ownership.

    Cons: The market here in Colorado is high for Subaru’s in general.

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Review
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    Sporty Smallish Sedan. — This is a sporty smallish sedan with good bad weather traction. It was still available with a manual transmission, not many around anymore. There is an MPG penalty for the AWD, but not as much as many other AWD vehicles.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Works great in snow.  Turbo give adequate zip.  Not a large sedan.

    Cons: AWD limits MPG, 20.5 around town.  Not a large sedan.

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Limited Review
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    Decently Powerful And Fun Practical Sedan — Having owned a 1995 Legacy, this is a night and day difference. The quality seems to have improved greatly, although this is much newer so not a fair comparison. The performance is at least as good as the H6 in the SVX, but the transmission is much more stout and durable. The gas mileage is not fantastic, but its a big, heavy engine in a big, heavy car, so for what it is its decent. The styling is nice and modern, but subtle. It looks good, but its not eye-catching. The suspension is harsh, but it gives it tight handling for the size and mass of the car. The interior is nicely appointed and cleanly designed, with a good amount of modern features. Its very comfortable to drive and very quiet inside. Some of the basic maintenance, like headlight bulbs and spark plugs, are awkward to get to.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Engine performance, exhaust note, handling, interior, noise level

    Cons: Fuel economy, changing headlights and spark plugs, ride quality over bumps and potholes

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Limited Review
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    Nice 4cyl Car — Acceleration is good for a AWD 4cyl, better than most with similar HP and torque, braking is precise, and handling... this thing is all but glued to the ground. It is very fun to drive on dry, wet or iced roads. The gas mileage isn't very 4cyl-like, but thats due to the AWD and lite tire spin from the icy roads Alaska has...

    Pros: I really like the quality of the car overall has gotta be the best thing.

    Cons: the gas mileage isn't that great but that is partially due to my right foot and the cold weather.

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Limited Review
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    Love The Smooth Ride.only Stayed In When I Wanted To....all Weather Vehicle — So dependable !!!!! Fun to drive..get right by those trucks.... safety conscious = gotta have one !!!!!!!!!!!! Clear visibility / mid size but has a big feel !!!!!! Recommend highly ..I was told good for another 100k + miles!! GOTTA GET A SUBARU LEGACY.....Consistent Social /Work Life / BUT no excuses for non-participation !!!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Packed my daughter off to college in one trip  !!!!!!

    Cons: still thinking........

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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    Great Car Overall. — Overall it is a good car. Basic transportation, but it is kind of fun. Could use more power but the manual helps. I have put a lot of miles on it, has survived pretty well, a few squeeks here and there. Gets good mileage too!

    Pros: I like the styling of the car and the color.

    Cons: Some things seemed to need replacement as I was just out of warrenty.  The dealer I bought the car, while good in sales, really SUCKED in the service department!

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec B Review
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    What A Friggin' Blast — What else to say except it's a subaru, it's fast and it's sexy lookin'. Good gas mileage if i want, mustang destroying power if i want, and the best part of it is that she looks like a nice plain family sedan.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's a subaru

    Cons: don't

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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    Favorite Car I Have Ever Owned Or Driven — I love the overall performance of my car, it handles any weather you throw at it and is fun to drive when it is a beautiful day outside. Not only can it easily get through snow and ice but on a clear day on a windy road it is one hell of a sports sedan and a hell of a lot of fun.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun, exciting, responsive

    Cons: None

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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    Just Buy One — The Legacy is pretty fun to drive at high speeds, knowing you have control with it's Symmetrical AWD system. I don't have the GT, although I'd like to, but the 2.5i NA is still a fantastic car overall. Let's just say it takes a beating and can show you a good time.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Safety, low insurance cost, appearance.

    Cons: Tires, lack of extended warranty, fuel economy.

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Review
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    Overall The Best Car I've Ever Owned — it drives like it's on rails and it has exceptionally high quality. great performance for a naturally aspirated 4 cylinder. it is a very cheap to run seeing as how Subaru's reliability ratings are in the same realm as toyota. overall it's just a great car - tons of standard options and it's one of the few cars i've ever had that i genuinely enjoy driving every day

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: winding roads + this car = fun

    Cons: the shifter leaves something to be desired

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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 HondaAccordcpeEXL

    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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