2002 Subaru Legacy
1-10 of 11 reviews
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SWEEET

by from LEHIGH VALLEY , PA on June 1, 2011

GREAT DEPENDABLE AND COMFORTABLE CAR THATS GOOD ON GAS AND HANDLES LIKE A DREAM! I HAVE ALREDY RECOMENDED IT TO MY FREINDS!
GREAT DEPENDABLE AND COMFORTABLE CAR THATS GOOD ON GAS AND HANDLES LIKE A DREAM! I HAVE ALREDY RECOMENDED IT TO MY FREINDS!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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WOW

by from Fort Madison, Ia on April 30, 2012

This is an amazing car, great acceleration, comfort, styling inside and out. VERY reliable. never had anything wrong. Just change the oil and she goes.
This is an amazing car, great acceleration, comfort, styling inside and out. VERY reliable. never had anything wrong. Just change the oil and she goes.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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One with the Subie

by from Calgary Canada on May 28, 2015

This 2002 GT is my first car, bought 2014 January with 165,000 KM cost $5900 CAD. First impression it handled like a go-kart in a good way, fast and cuts corners like butter. I'm also 6' 3" but can s...
This 2002 GT is my first car, bought 2014 January with 165,000 KM cost $5900 CAD. First impression it handled like a go-kart in a good way, fast and cuts corners like butter. I'm also 6' 3" but can still drive comfortably 4 months ago I had all head gaskets, water pump, and timing belt changed because my gaskets were blown so now the car feels faster and way smoother. ALSO 2 weeks ago I started using Premium Octane and my car has been wicked fast and even smoother! IF YOU OWN A SUBARU WITH TURBO, SPRING FOR PREMIUM I also Love the styling of the outside, its OG
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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Shake... and Bake!

by from Toronto ON. on July 11, 2007

I bought this car last year (2006) beautiful comfortable interior fun to drive with quite a bit a spunk thanks to the boxster engine. It handles better then any other sedan I've ever driven due to the...
I bought this car last year (2006) beautiful comfortable interior fun to drive with quite a bit a spunk thanks to the boxster engine. It handles better then any other sedan I've ever driven due to the sport suspension but mostly due to it's full time all wheel drive. The first time I booted it down a curvy on ramp in the rain I kept waiting for it to slide... didn't happen! The winter package is real useful in Canadian winters (nothing like a hot tushy) and it is pretty well equipped although electric seat ajustments on the passenger side would be nice. Starting a new family I was looking for a safe, roomy, sporty yet fuel efficient car. Ok Ok it's not that fuel efficient but still better the an SUV or a Minivan and way more fun to drive!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Do you want sporty, or all-around great?

by from Winooski, VT on December 12, 2010

This is my second Legacy, and I can tell you it's a fine car. It's comfortable, but not luxurious. It's got plenty of torque, but it's not "fast". And it's been very, very reliable - including NEVER b...
This is my second Legacy, and I can tell you it's a fine car. It's comfortable, but not luxurious. It's got plenty of torque, but it's not "fast". And it's been very, very reliable - including NEVER being stuck in the snow. I wish I'd got the Limited (leather), but it has some of my favorite cloth seats of any car. And I wish it had a turbo, but instead it has a large 4 cylinder engine which is more than fine for most. If you need a winter vehicle that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg, this will definitely do it!
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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granny car

by from on April 28, 2012

lov the car its a all around fun and exciting auto to drive very firm and supportive seats bland granny styling but handles like a sports car dont much care for the cruise control setup althouth it wo...
lov the car its a all around fun and exciting auto to drive very firm and supportive seats bland granny styling but handles like a sports car dont much care for the cruise control setup althouth it works just fine i bought this car for my wife and she loves it (girl car) i have 132,000 miles on it and it should go another 100,000 they last forever!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Rather dissapointing.

by from Kansas City, Mo. on January 11, 2009

This was our third Subaru, and our least favorite.We needed a wagon, and bought the Legacy because the one we were looking at was a demo, and cheaper than the new Outbacks. Our wagon suffered from fau...
This was our third Subaru, and our least favorite.We needed a wagon, and bought the Legacy because the one we were looking at was a demo, and cheaper than the new Outbacks. Our wagon suffered from faulty speakers, and intermittent electrical problems it's whole life.The hvac motor went bad at 47,ooo miles and the sunroof had a whistle. It was a nice handling car and it served it's purpose, but I do not miss it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Pretty car, big let-down...

by from Southern Indiana on December 22, 2010

I bought this car for my wife to drive. She has gone back to school to get her masters. We had to sell her 2010 M-B GLK to afford school. We have to have all-wheel-drive to get in and out of our drive...
I bought this car for my wife to drive. She has gone back to school to get her masters. We had to sell her 2010 M-B GLK to afford school. We have to have all-wheel-drive to get in and out of our driveway in the winter. Always heard great things about the Subaru line-up. I've never been big on a car that feels cramped, nor was my wife, but we were trying to make sacrifices for the future. We thought we would "get used to it". We never could. It is the cheapest feeling car I've ever owed. Very small and it felt very small and dangerous when you were behind the wheel or in any of the passenger seats. No thought put into interior design of storage. Very loud with wind noise and road noise. Ours was a very loaded, one-owner, well taken care of, Legacy GT wagon. Very good mileage. Dependable. Everything worked. But at best it is basic, cheap transportation. After six months of trying to get used to it and we both hated to take it anywhere, we sold it. Good decision I think.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Ugly, loud, slow, small, absolutely the worst car

by from Seymour, In. on October 16, 2010

I was going back to college to get my masters and got this. It is loud, poorly designed, the windows do not have anything around them. I would never recomend it to a friend. It has no space and andver...
I was going back to college to get my masters and got this. It is loud, poorly designed, the windows do not have anything around them. I would never recomend it to a friend. It has no space and andvery small. Do not get this car. The o2 sensor went out on me multiple times.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Practical, comfortable, reliable.

by from Ashland, OH on April 13, 2017

I've owned this car for a little over a year now, and love it. I have the GT model, which gives you an upgraded interior, and a traction control system. As a wagon, it's extremely practical. It can ea...
I've owned this car for a little over a year now, and love it. I have the GT model, which gives you an upgraded interior, and a traction control system. As a wagon, it's extremely practical. It can easily haul 4 adults and their gear for a weekend getaway. The driver's seat is 6-way adjustable and is very comfortable. The back seats are comfortable and have plenty of legroom. The trunk is massive and can swallow tons of stuff (not literally obviously). I'm about 5' 11" and I can comfortably lie down in the trunk with the back seats folded down. Speaking of cargo, there's also a roof rack should you be wanting to put a travel box up there. The All Wheel Drive system is excellent and provides great control even in low traction scenarios (if your tires are good). The GT model has a torque vectoring center differential that sends 70% of the torque to the front and 30% to the rear under normal driving conditions. However, if it detects wheel slippage, it locks up and splits the torque 50/50. The front differential is open and the rear is limited slip. If you're not very technical, this setup basically gives you excellent control of the car even in snow or mud. The only complaints I have about this car are performance and gas mileage. The 4 cylinder engine makes 165 horsepower which is usually enough for daily driving, but it can struggle with passing at times. The gas mileage is also average, between upper teens and lower 20s depending on how you drive it, but it could definitely be better. This is the first car I've owned and it definitely was a good purchase. It's extremely reliable and practical. I highly recommend it!
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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