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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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31 reader reviews for Subaru Legacy Estate.
  • 2.5i 5dr

    Haig Dalton , West Sussex . Date: 29/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Now on my second Subaru Legacy and having previously owned this car before, it is perhaps not suprising that I would recommend this car to anyone. Put simply it remains the best car I have ever owned, or indeed driven and can say that having driven the likes of the BMW 5-Series Tourer, Mercedes C-Class and Jaguar X-Type. Its the perfect allrounder, fast, comfortable, beautifully made and excellently equipped, not to mention every bit as thrilling to drive as its younger sibbling the Impreza. The dealers are also very friendly and helpful though servicing can be a little pricy, but this aside I love it. Mpg, well I've had it do an average of 37mpg all the day is long and more on the motorway. The greatest thing though is the way it makes you feel as they are just so rare. Exclusivity is a guaranty as traditionally only Aristocrats, land owners and farmers buy them, so arriving at the Dorchester Hotel is a doddle. I have even had people coming up to me and asking what is it, or saying is it an E-Class Mercedes? With a massive boot its also bigger than a Volvo V70 so who truely needs anything else? All this and at mere 20K, you'd have to spend a hole load more to do better. Look at it this way, will a Golf, Mondeo or 3-Series be exclusive? Thought not. The Legacy Sports Tourer however is!

  • 2.0i S 5dr

    Graham Campbell Date: 12/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is great for frightening passengers and boy racers! I have owned the turbo (GT) 2.0 manual estate for over three years. It gives excellent handling and performance for the money.

    It has a hard ride, but a great 13-speaker stereo, although the CD tends to skip due to the ride.

    It has had a new clutch, gearbox and engine management chip in the first year under warranty. It has had no problems since.

    Go for the auto. I have done 200km/h and 140km/h round a roundabout. Sideways is gets very hairy, though! Tyres are pricey, but you get a lot of car for the money.

  • 2.0i S 5dr

    Chris Shaw , West Yorkshire . Date: 24/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A big disappointment - that's the best way to describe my ownership experience.

    I bought my Legacy 2.0 litre Sport Tourer new in March 2005 after three years of happy Impreza ownership. And, while I didn't expect the same standards of performance and handling, it seems that Subaru's previously high standards of customer service have slipped noticeably.

    Added to that, a number of minor build quality niggles have soured my ownership of the car to such an extent that I shall not consider another Subaru vehicle - at least while International Motors continues to handle distribution of the brand in the UK.

    First off, the dashboard has suffered a series of irritating rattles, culminating in the trim strip that resides at the bottom of the windscreen working loose and popping out of its guides every time I drive over a less than perfect road surface.

    Adding insult to injury, the Sheffield dealer from where the car was bought failed to secure or replace the part, eventually securing the offending strip with a self-tapping screw. That's right, a highly visible piece of 10p ironmongery secures the dash on my £20k plus new car... Wosre still, the trim still rattles like Granny's false teeth.

    This same dealer failed to correctly diagnose another more annoying vibration, emanating from deep inside the dashboard. It make the car sound like an old tractor when accelerating between 2,000 and 3,500 rpm - just the rev band that you use in everyday driving.

  • 2.5i SEn 5dr

    David MacIntosh , Ayrshire . Date: 20/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car for some 2 years now with not a single problem. fuel usage is a bit higher than expected. around 31 MPG. but for comfort and practicality it is excellent. This is my 5th Subaru. previous 2 sold to friends, one with 189.300. miles. now in the Shetland Islands. they still good friends. I have no doubt these are one of the best built cars made and while not the cheapest to run, for satisfaction and reliability must be almost impossible to beat. I can not understand why drop 2.5. engine in standard sport estate.

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