Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Subaru Legacy estate?
A full service history is absolutely essential, as you take a big risk buying a car with a less-than-perfect maintenance record. Once you've found the Legacy of your dreams, we'd also recommend a professional mechanical inspection, because this is a complex bit of kit.
Before you call the experts in, though, you should be able to weed out many of the duds yourself. The four-wheel-drive system, engine, gearboxes, axles and suspension are the areas to concentrate on. Be especially vigilant if the car has been fitted with a towbar.