2008 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT LimitedReview
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    Fast Sedan With Street Cred And The Safety To Match —

    Great family sedan for the price. It's fast and comfortable. It also has the street cred that camry's and accord's don't. It's a great fun car to drive, though fuel economy suffers greatly with a heavy foot. The si-drive with 3 settings is good. "i" is very slow and non responsive, sports is much sharper while sports # holds the gears longer. Build quality is ok, you can see some cheap plastics but overall it looks pretty good. The macintosh sound system is crisp and sharp but isn't that loud, but should cater for most. The car does get very hot running and may need to cool down after hard driving. Modification of the car is easy and relatively cheap and easy, resulting in much greater performance and handling. The brakes are quite weak and people wanting to track or drive their cars hard may want to upgrade to a big brake kit (bbk). I did and it was the best investment for safety on the roads. The car has a 5 star ncaap euro rating so has airbags galore. The 4wd will increase your grip levels and this car handles well in the dry and amazingly in the wet. Overall a fun car to go for a zippy drive in but also sensible to own with a family.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: power, equipment levels

    Cons: fuel economy, some cheap plastics.

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special EditionReview
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    Great 1st Car. — Per- 170 HP AWD V4 2.5 liter Build Quality- engine = japan assembled=indiana appearance- audi a4ish (older model) Cost= Gas= 35 bucks to fill/oil 40 bucks every 3500 miles GREAT CAR I LOVE IT! BUY ONE YOU WOULD LOVE IT.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: SAFETY

    Cons: DEPENDABLE

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT LimitedReview
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    If You Want Luxury Combined With The Performace Of A Sports Sedan This Is A Great Package. — Beautifully built car with all the features of luxury and performance excitement. Turbo in play with the manual transmission and AWD make this car nothing less than a blast to drive. Only negatives are a small backseat and fog lights that are subject to easy breakage due to low ground clearance.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Performance

    Cons: Possibly price depending on your deal.

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    Economical (2.0 Diesel) All Wheel Drive Evryday Car. Literally Evryday, No Matter Rain Or Snow :) — This one has the 2-liter Boxer Diesel, wich has very good performance for a 2-liter diesel car. Ride is good, rear suspension bit too soft for carrying heavier loads. Quite fun car to drive, and economical too. Styling is bang on, i like it very much. Interior is stylish and simple at the same time, evrything is where it should be.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good fuel economy, all wheel drive, comfortable, quiet.

    Cons: Soft rear suspension, no power on low revs( <1400).

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    New Car Has Alot To Live Up To! — Subaru Legacy 2.0 Diesel, fantastic car. 0-60mph 8.3 secs yet still 55mpg is achievable, 150bhp, 260lb/ft of torque @ 1,800rpm. I've done 60,000 km in its first year and is just such a good all rounder. An amazingly sure footed chassis that really inspires you to push on when the road gets twisty.

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

    Pros: Value, Kit, Performance and Economy

    Cons: Residuals, Dated interior, Saloon not the most practical.

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec BReview
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    This Is A Great Buy If You're Looking For Some Performance, Luxury And Awd Wrapped Up In One Package — The performance of this car off the lot is decent: it handles well despite the body roll, it accelerates great for the power it has, and the braking isn't the greatest from high speed. The build quality is pretty good with the only qualm I have being the glove box squeaks every so often. The Appearance of the car is stunning, I love it. The cost of ownership as far as maintenance goes is relatively inexpensive, with gas prices climbing premium can get expensive if you romp on it all the time. However you can buy an Accessport and flash the ECU with maps that will support E85 and gas expenses go down dramatically. This is one of the most fun cars I've ever had the chance to drive/own before and ESPECIALLY after I've started modding it!

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

    Pros: This car is a blast to drive and with a few mods will blow the doors off almost anything you see on the road!

    Cons: If you don't want AWD and some luxury, this isn't the car for you.

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i LimitedReview
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    2008 Legacy — This car is amazing in the snow and on ice. The performance may be lacking power wise but it makes up the the braking and handling area. The quality is superb and also nice to look at. Gas mileage is better than the sticker rating in the summer however worse in cold weather conditions. I would recommend this car to anyone who is looking for a good reliable fun car.

    Pros: Fun to drive, great handling, great gas mileage

    Cons: Power

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    Subaru Legacy Spec.b — Very fast! invidia DP, Magnaflow exhaust, And Cobb AP makes it much faster! Brakes are great and Si-drive saves a bit on gas. 30mpg on hwy and 20 in the city. Bilstien struts make the car feel more like a BMW than a subaru which is great. Leather/ suede seats are great too.

    Pros: Performance, comfort

    Cons: non realy

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special EditionReview
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    Sporty !!! — One of the best loocking car i've driven in a long time ... Very good handling ( espacialy on 18'' wheels !!! ) NIIIIICE RIDE !!!

    Pros: Luxury

    Cons: Lack of power !

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    2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special EditionReview
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    Good Power For A N/a Subaru — the car has a great performance capablity. you will fall in love with this car because of the traction that you will get with it's AWD system

    Pros: great handling, comfortable interior, not an eyesore at all

    Cons: i like turbo-charged cars myself, and the car is a big car

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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 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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