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Used Subaru Legacy Estate 1998 - 2003 review

(1998 - 2003)
Subaru Legacy Estate (98 - 03)
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What used Subaru Legacy estate will I get for my budget?

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

Depends on your overdraft facility. The Legacy isn't outrageously expensive to buy used - especially given its work-hard-play-hard ability. The sting comes when you have to fork out to keep it in fuel and on the road.

The Legacy is generally very robust but it does need regular maintenance or it can all end it tears - very few cars are more expensive to fix than Subarus, according to Warranty Direct's records. However, the same firm reckons that taking your Subaru to a good independent rather than a franchised dealer can cut the labour bill by almost a quarter.

You might nudge over 30mpg in normal driving with the 2.0, but that's as good as it gets. Expect 2-3mpg less with the 2.5 and another 2-3mpg drop again with the 3.0. You'll also be stumping up for group 14-16 insurance, depending on the model.