Used Subaru Legacy Estate 1998 - 2003 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Advice for buyers

Subaru Legacy Estate (98 - 03)
  • Subaru Legacy Estate (98 - 03)
  • Subaru Legacy Estate (98 - 03)

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.