2009 Subaru Legacy User Reviews

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    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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    Excellent Driving Machine — only hang up is subaru's warrenty 3 year 36,000 mile car handles very well great brakes and very good off the line. fit and finish is great low profile tire make the car stand out, large truck back seats are split great for skis etc

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: great mid size car and with awd will handle any road condition, can get out of it's own way very nicely, Front seats very comfortable controls simple and easy to use. Black ext. with black int. excellent way to go. Looks really cool

    Cons: Only one cup holder that i could fine

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    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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    I Love Every Bit Of It, Though I Don't Know If It's For Most. — Performance is great - the car handles like a cat, and makes it extremely fun to drive. It might be a little down on power, but if that was going to be an issue, you probably should go for one of the 3.0 liter ones anyway. Build is good - no issues - but I guess I haven't put that many miles on it myself. I bought this car because it was THE ONLY decent looking car at this price with any sense of performance. No maintenance issues yet, gas mileage is low (I've averaged near 29, the factory listing is for 24ish) but that's a side effect of the AWD.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: You want AWD in an attractive package at a good price point

    Cons: You need top-marker fuel economy, curvier styling interests you, you need a lot of horsepower

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    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Limited Review
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    Good Car, Good Gas Mileage, Good Handling But I Wish It Was A Gt. — Great car, lovely interior, and decent acceleration for a 4 cyl. Its sort of sluggish off the line if you really don't punch it, and the car sounds great when you're 4000 and higher in the RPM range. Revving to 8000 easily, but I really don't recommend it because it drinks some fuel when that happens due to it not being a performance engine.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks beastly

    Cons: Wish it was a GT

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    2009 Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Limited Review
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    Much Better Than Its Replacement, Albeit Smaller. Buy One - Big Grin On Face. — The Volvo 850 T5 of this decade. Looks like a family estate car, although the front splitter and baked-bean can exhausts give the game away to a (slightly) trained eye - no big badges on the back to give the game away. Typical dull, Japanese, interior with column sticks that perform a hundred functions each. However, screwed together superbly, nice leather and quite possibly the best touch-screen sat-nav/control system to come as standard (beats the BMW 7-series by a mile). The sound of the naturally aspirated 3-litre boxer-6 is somewhat disappointingly muted, but this is a car for someone who'd like an Imprezza but can't put up with the ride quality, the noise or the general shock to the body that leaves you unable to do anything for about 15 minutes after you've got out of one. Euro-specification 3.0R spec B (mine), has custom Bilstein magnesium suspension to reduce unsprung weight. Works brilliantly. Wish they'd fitted the USA spec. sound system though!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Bonkers 4x4 performance, slightly left-field cool quality, rarer than an a DB9. Massive discounts available on pre-registered cars still in stock.

    Cons: Road tax (same as a petrol Range Rover), fuel consumption (29 mpg is the best I have ever got from it), awful, awful sound system. Small boot (compared to others in class) will not suit large families.

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    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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    As I Said We Are Shopping For A Second One Now. — First time Subaru owner and boy do i love this car. just sitting in it you feel it wrap around you as some european sport cars do. I had to get used to the quick acceleration from a stop as this car seems to want to open up right from the start. the handling is beyond any car I've ever owned and the speed sensitive steering allows just the slight tug on a freeway to change lanes. the sport shift is very convenient for passing as well. I'm not kidding when I say that I love this car so much I'm buying a second one right now! I love the body style of the 2009 (not hip on the new 2010/2011 body style). this car gets so many compliments as it easily looks as aggressive and stylish as a BMW 3 series. the stereo is like sitting in a concert hall and there is little road noise when driving. I have the Newport Blue with Cream interior and love it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: acceleration, handling, fuel mileage

    Cons: Have to fight my wife for a chance to drive it :)

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    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Review
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    Good Looks, Fun To Drive, Good Value — I have been pleasantly surprised, the Legacy is a fun to drive, nice handling auto. The brakes are great and the seats are comfortable and fit me like a glove.It could use a little more power, but it is by no means anemic. The styling grows on me more each day, I like the looks.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: all wheel drive, fun to drive, and comfortable

    Cons: could use about 20 more horsepower

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    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Limited Review
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    Adriana — It's a Subaru it has the traditional Subaru boxter engine smooth gearbox nice firm clutch and handles well also because Subaru's traditional symetrical all wheel drive system. It hasn't needed any repairs and it looks beautiful inside and out! Gas mileage is good depending on how you drive it and the fun factor is a five star rating!

    Pros: It's shape

    Cons: Right above the gear leaver under the radio the plastic doesn't meet perfectly even

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    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Review
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    I Love The Car — the car is great, performance: has no low end power, all wheel drive is great, love the saftey aspect cost: its very affordable, i get great gas mileage also drive: the car is great to drive, tons of fun and amazing

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: all wheel drive

    Cons: no low end power

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    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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    A Great Value — It's a great car if you just need some decent transportation. It's not very fast, but the handling is decent and the fuel economy is pretty good on regular gas. The AWD is nice in the winter. The Harmon/Kardon audio sounds terrific, includes a sub. The price is reasonable and resale value is right up there with Honda and Toyota.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: AWD and good handling

    Cons: None except get the turbo if you want speed

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    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 i Special Edition Review
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    Family Sedan With A Little Bit Of Sport Sedan — Was looking to purchase a nissan murano and a friend recommended a test drive of a Subaru. Boy was I surprised. I was not even considering a subaru but does this thing ever handle. It may be smaller than a Camry or Accord but the 4 cyl power plant provides good acceleration and really quiet interior. The front of the car could look better but the side profile and the rear of the car make it look a lot more expensive than the sticker. SE package puts in Harmon Kardon sound system, power sun/moon roof and Power adjustable drivers seat. Lot more car for the $$$.

    Pros: Sharp handeling, All Wheel Drive, Excellent list of safety features. Good looks, decent trunk room

    Cons: Front passenger legroom feels shorter than drivers legroom. Rear Legroom could be an inch or two longer.

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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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