Used Subaru Legacy Estate 2003 - 2009 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Ownership cost

2003 - 2009 review
Subaru Legacy Estate (03 - 09)
  • Subaru Legacy Estate (03 - 09)
  • Subaru Legacy Estate (03 - 09)
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Ownership cost

What used Subaru Legacy estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Subaru Legacy estate?

Because the Sports Tourer holds onto its value better than the saloon models, it's more expensive to buy as a second-hand purchase. Plus, like the saloon, they are few and far between, and those that are around have often been unloved by their previous owners.

The interior can withstand years of abuse, but check for wear and tear. Also, make sure the car has a full service history, or unexpected repair bills could prove expensive. Servicing bills will prove costly anyway - the Legacy has to be serviced every 12,000 miles and parts can be pricey.

Running costs could prove punitive due to unimpressive fuel economy. Insurance costs are slightly lower for the estate model, but like the saloon, we've had many reports of all three engines returning economy below the official mpg figures.