Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Subaru Legacy saloon?
Despite the dowdiness of the Legacy's cabin, it is well made and sturdy. Our experience is that the plastics can take plenty of abuse, too, shrugging off scrapes and scuffs well. We know of many very high-mileage examples that have stood up to the rigours of family life very well.
However, although Subaru has a great reputation for unproblematic motoring, according to Warranty Direct, the Legacy hasn't performed as well as many of the company's models for overall reliability, with engine glitches accounting for the majority of repairs.