2008 Subaru Legacy
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Love it.

by on July 24, 2017

I am very happy with this purchase. It was a first car for my daughter and it gives me peace of mind that she is driving a vehicle with a good safety record.
I am very happy with this purchase. It was a first car for my daughter and it gives me peace of mind that she is driving a vehicle with a good safety record.
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Sleeper with the style of a daily driver

by on June 29, 2017

Currently own a 2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT model. Enjoy the added power of the turbo and the reliability of all wheel drive. Car handles well and has comfortable bucket seats. Car takes off and picks up...
Currently own a 2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT model. Enjoy the added power of the turbo and the reliability of all wheel drive. Car handles well and has comfortable bucket seats. Car takes off and picks up well when you want a little extra punch to get up to highway speed or whatever the situation may be. I have also enjoyed the ability to easily upgrade the stereo system and the rims are interchangeable with the 09' WRX rims. Which look great on this model. Gas mileage is decent getting typically 25-30 mpg. I would recommend this car to a fellow subie enthusiast.
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Least expensive car in repairs.

by from Providence, RI on June 18, 2017

Car has great pick up and road handling in all kinds of weather. A little tight in the front even for the driver. A little more cabin room in the front would be welcome.
Car has great pick up and road handling in all kinds of weather. A little tight in the front even for the driver. A little more cabin room in the front would be welcome.
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A Great Car for New England

by from Danielson, CT on June 4, 2017

One of the reasons I bought my Legacy was it's striking good looks. The side profile and rear of the the car especially are superb. The 17" alloy rims along with low profile tires help give the car a ...
One of the reasons I bought my Legacy was it's striking good looks. The side profile and rear of the the car especially are superb. The 17" alloy rims along with low profile tires help give the car a sleek look, certainly making it one of the best looking cars in it's class at the time. The interior is of good quality for the year. Soft touch padding is placed throughout the vehicle, with very few cheap plastics around. The layout of the drivers seat gives you all the standards like cruise control and variable intermittent wipers, while showing continuity in terms of accessory placement. In fact, the wiper controls are almost identical to my first Subaru, a 1995 Legacy. The radio and climate controls are simple and easy to use. CD player and auxiliary input are standard. The storage compartment is adequate as well and so are the cup holders. The car comfortably seats 4 and can seat five if necessary, although the middle fifth seat is not very pleasant. Overall the interior of the car is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. It just lacks real rear cup holders and a center armrest for the rear seats. The Legacy is not all looks, however. This car dives into corners and almost begs you to go faster. Steering is tight and this car gives a very solid ride in large part to Subaru's symmetrical all wheel drive system. As a New England native, the standard awd is another reason I bought this car. The Legacy performs very well in the snow, although not quite as well as the Forester. The one knock I have on it's performance is the standard 2.5l engine. This car is definitely underpowered. When traveling with multiple passengers, the Legacy struggles to get out of it's own way. Even when driving solo, steep inclines are not your friend. I would recommend looking for the 3.0R model if you can find one. Along with more upscale amenities such as heated leather seats, premium sound, and optional navigation, this model solves the power problem without a huge drop in fuel economy ratings. Speaking of which, don't expect to get even 30 mpg with this car. Driving around town and commuting to work, I only average about 20mpg, a downside to all wheel drive. However, this does not include much highway driving. Overall I have been pleased with the car, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid used vehicle.
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Amazing and reliable!

by from Steamboat Springs, CO on May 29, 2017

This was my first car. 2008 Subaru Legacy Special Edition. The car is simply amazing all around. Great power for a 4-cylinder, all wheel drive works amazing (especially in snow), and was relatively ch...
This was my first car. 2008 Subaru Legacy Special Edition. The car is simply amazing all around. Great power for a 4-cylinder, all wheel drive works amazing (especially in snow), and was relatively cheap to maintain! Never had any large problems!
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Great car

by from Pa on May 20, 2017

Runs great! Lots of power! Very comfortable to ride in. Split flip down back seats for more room when needed.
Runs great! Lots of power! Very comfortable to ride in. Split flip down back seats for more room when needed.
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best vehicle i ever owned

by from waymart pa on May 3, 2017

i love this vehicle i wanted one for prolly over 6 years and save up some money and look at a bunch i found this one i like and went and bought it on black friday at a kia dealer ship and have done a ...
i love this vehicle i wanted one for prolly over 6 years and save up some money and look at a bunch i found this one i like and went and bought it on black friday at a kia dealer ship and have done a bunch to the car to make it my own
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2008 Legacy gt

by from Anchorage, AK on April 23, 2017

Best Subaru I've ever purchased at the best price. It has everything you could ask for and more. Safety, reliability, performance, luxury.
Best Subaru I've ever purchased at the best price. It has everything you could ask for and more. Safety, reliability, performance, luxury.
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my 2008 subaru legacy gt

by from waymart pennslyvania on April 7, 2017

i love my 2008 subaru legacy gt that i found on cars.com and went to look at on black friday and bought it and took it home the same day
i love my 2008 subaru legacy gt that i found on cars.com and went to look at on black friday and bought it and took it home the same day
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Great Choice!!

by from Steamboat Springs, CO on April 3, 2017

This car has been the most amazing and dependable car I have ever driven. I currently own the 2.5L Special Edition with a 5-speed manual. The car is responsive and easy to maneuver. Even with the smal...
This car has been the most amazing and dependable car I have ever driven. I currently own the 2.5L Special Edition with a 5-speed manual. The car is responsive and easy to maneuver. Even with the small 4-cylinder, the car has plenty of power to get around town. I live in Colorado and it even does extremely well in high altitude mountain areas. Subaru's also hold their value extremely well! It's an awesome choice!
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