Used Subaru Legacy Saloon 1998 - 2003 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

1998 - 2003 review
Subaru Legacy Saloon (98 - 03)
  • Subaru Legacy Saloon (98 - 03)
  • Subaru Legacy Saloon (98 - 03)
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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 doesn't make the best investment. There aren't many on the market, and those that are up for sale often had a hard life. 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 that will prove costly anyway.

The Legacy doesn't have to be looked at as often as the Honda Accord, which has to be fettled every 9000 miles, compared with the Legacy's 12,000-mile intervals, but generally Subaru parts aren't the cheapest.

Running costs could prove punitive due to unimpressive fuel economy and high insurance ratings. The 2.0-litre model sits in insurance groups 13-14 and returns 29mpg. Its closest rival, the Honda Accord 2.0, returns 32mpg and is in insurance groups 10-15, depending on which trim you go for.