(4.6) 10 reviews
MSRP: $11$6,047
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 24-26
Engine: 137-hp, 2.2-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1997 Subaru Legacy


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All-wheel drive is a blessing at this time of year. That was abundantly clear as I drove a Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT through snow flurries and slushy pavement on the way to St. Louis one recent Friday night. As I slogged through the darkness on roads that were so wet and sloppy I used most of windshield washer fluid in four hours, the Subaru never once put a wheel amiss. Headlights with a sha... Read full review for the 1997 Subaru Legacy

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My super 1997 Legacy 2.5 gt AWD sedan

by Subaruman from Chicago on September 30, 2011

The best car i've ever had! Extremely reliable and fast. Excellent fuel economy. When everybody got stock in snow last winter i was helping my neighbors to pull their cars from snow with my Subaru. I ... Read Full Review

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