2004 Subaru Legacy

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2004 Subaru Legacy

Available in 6 styles:  Legacy 4dr Sedan shown
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Kelley Blue Book Retail
$6,150–$9,000

Est. MPG

21 city / 27 hwy


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3.7 out of 5

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5 out of 7 people recommended this car.


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by jwv from White Mountains of New Hampshire | April 9, 2013

I bought this car used, 35th anny. auto, pzev engine. When i bought this car i was looking for better mpg with 4wd and it brought me to this car. It was great for the first 5 months and 10k miles, then; 1st: started to smell burnt anti-freeze, feared the blown head gasket, but was just clogged radiator($900, with timing belt kit replacement, 100k mile Subaru recommendation ). 2nd: back brakes(rotors and pads) upgraded to cross drilled and slotted with premium pads. 3rd: cluster gauge lights started to go out, but good tip if you hit above them on the dash, some times they come back on. 4th: back brakes again(pads and rotors), back to stock again. 5th: burnt anti-freeze smell again, no leaks, not in the oil, goes through about half a gallon a month and starts to overheat every once in a while. 6th: for a 4 cyl. car it gets worst mpg then some V6's and V8's - 21-23mpg. 7th: water leaks in some where, so the car has a musty smell. 8th: there is only 122k miles on it now. 9th: NO POWER, have to make sure there is more then enough room to get out into traffic. 10th: sounds like a diesel truck, but every subaru owner/mechanic says it sounds better than most, even have a letter from subaru about the sound and how it's ok. so unless your a subaru mechanic i wouldn't buy this car!! On the upside it's great in the snow, handles and rides very good

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Perfect car for my daughter

by Dick from Lincoln, RI | April 26, 2011

I was looking for a car for my daughter and had a budget which allowed a certain amount, not enough for a new vehicle. Under Consumers Reports, they listed the 2004 Legacy as a Used Car to Buy. I went on line and found one that was about 60 miles away from my house (which in Rhode Island) is far. I e-mail them and purchased the vehicle, bargained a bit and drove up there with a check to pick it up. They were worried that I might want to test drive the car, I said, "no, it's a Subaru, I know how it will drive." Simple an excellent buy! Have had the car for 3 months without any issues. This is the 10th Subaru in our family. In New England, can't think of any reason not to own a Subaru!

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Luxury Sports Car!

by Owned Subaru's my whole life from Alaska | November 14, 2010

A sexy car that has the speed and still has the luxurious interior. Subaru's are very reliable and are known to run for 20 years and still be running strong. Easy vehicle to work with.

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One of the safest cars on the road

by Froggie from New Jersey | August 24, 2008

Other than needing more power, I have no complaints. There is a great feeling of safety when you drive this car. Have over 92,000 miles on it and it is tight as a drum. No squeeks or rattles. There is always room for improvement on any car. As I sad, a little more power and a 5 or 6 speed auto transmission would solve most problems. Fit and finish are as good or better than Toyota or Honda. Give it a look.

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I Hate My Suburu

by Sad & Disappointed Suburu Owner from Columbus, Ohio | May 28, 2008

Unfortunately, have another year or so of payments on it. Early on, it was in the shop several times for oil leak & knocking upon cold start. Sounded like it was going to blow up. Finally was told there is a problem with these vehicles pistons not positioned properly & short engine block was replaced. 2 years later, it's now sounding that way again. In very cold weather it clanks & bangs so loud upon start, you'd think it is going to fall apart. I think these vehicles may be over rated.

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Not for tall folks.

by Looking for reliability from Anchorage, Alaska | February 5, 2008

Sedan is sporty looking. Pretty good ride. Lugs in third gear. Will hit your head upon entry if you are too tall. Not happy when oil leak developed around 40,000 miles. During a collision, the vehicle sustained drivers side rear quarter panel damage so severe that it was totaled even though it did not look that bad. May look at a used Forester but then again may look at other brands.

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The Best Car I Have Ever Owned

by Phoenix from Sheffield, MA | April 15, 2007

This car is simply one of the best cars on the market right now, it is safe, handles excellently, extremely comfortable, and powerful. I love my 2004 Subaru Legacy 35th Anniversary Edition!!! This is the best car I have ever owned and never had any problems with it!!!

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