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2008 Subaru Legacy
2008 Subaru Legacy
Available Price Range $3,911-$13,099 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Subaru Legacy

Our Take

Three years after it introduced the latest Legacy sedan and wagon, Subaru offers a mildly restyled version for 2008. In lieu of the three-piece winged grille splayed across the Impreza sedan and B9 Tribeca SUV, the Legacy offers a more conservative, single-piece grille bisected by a winged crossb... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Not as roomy as some competitors
  • Some cheap interior elements
  • Premium gasoline recommended
  • Stability system not available on all trims

Notable Features

  • New front and rear styling
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • Standard AWD
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • New 245-hp six-cylinder


Our Expert Reviews

Subaru has to be the most schizophrenic automaker on the planet. Not a bad thing, mind you, because Subaru has managed to forge a strong identity in each of its multiple personalities.We have the Birkenstock forest dweller, whose Outback station wagons trundle forth in such places as Maine and Oregon. Sturdy practicality, faithful durability.Then there's the hot-shoe rally rocket, embodied... Read full review for the 2008 Subaru Legacy

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by digby29 from denver, CO on June 16, 2010

had my 2008 legacy gt for two years now... it is a great car. plenty of power & handles great. mileage is good considering how fast it is. easily the best car ive ever owned! does great in snow / rain... Read Full Review


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There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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