Used Subaru Legacy Saloon 2003 - 2009 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

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

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

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

A used Legacy saloon isn't the wisest investment. There aren't many on the market and those that are have often been unloved by their previous owners. The cabins can withstand years of abuse, but do check for wear and tear.

Also, make sure the car has a full service history, or unexpected repair bills could prove expensive; and that's on top of servicing bills, which will be costly anyway. The Legacy's 12,000-mile intervals are reasonable, but Subaru parts generally aren't the cheapest.

Even without that, the running costs could prove punitive due to unimpressive fuel economy and high insurance - even the entry-level 2.0-litre model sits in insurance group 13 and returns just 29mpg. We've also had many reports of all three engines returning below the official mpg figures. You have to be light on the throttle if you don't want to spend a fortune in fuel bills.