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2008 Subaru Legacy Consumer Reviews

4.1
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SWEET CAR!!!!!!

by 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...
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 as well as dry roads too!!!!
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Legacy

by from Orlando on January 12, 2010

I have 70K on my 2008 legacy and have not had one problem with the car. I am dispointed its worth so little in a trade in , but I catches up to depreciation really quick in another year or two.
I have 70K on my 2008 legacy and have not had one problem with the car. I am dispointed its worth so little in a trade in , but I catches up to depreciation really quick in another year or two.
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Love makes a Subaru

by from Omaha, NE on January 11, 2010

If your looking for an all around performer sedan, the Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT is the car for you. For the price you really can't buy a better vehicle. Its a great mix of luxury features and strong drivi...
If your looking for an all around performer sedan, the Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT is the car for you. For the price you really can't buy a better vehicle. Its a great mix of luxury features and strong driving performance. I took a long time deciding on what car to buy to meet my desire for performance and need for practicality, not two things that often go together well. When I found the Legacy GT and drove it, I knew it was love at first drive, and the best car for me. The exterior styling isn't as flashy as the WRX or STI but the hood scoop and rear spoiler help it stand out against other bland sedans. The inside of the car is well thought out. The leather wrapped streeing wheel feels good in your hands and has radio and cruise controls on it. Dashboard controls are easy to use and well laid out. The leather seats are frim, and will hold you in place while your taking corners hard. Also has grab handles I affectionately dubbed "Oh Goodness! Handles" so that your passengers can hang on too. Rear seat room is a bit smaller then some other sedans. Good trunk space and has a center pass thru and the seats hold down to extend the trunk room. The true joy of this car comes from driving it. The AWD handeling is a work of art, keeping all four tires glued to the road. It takes a bit of effort to break the tires loose. When pushed to the limit the rear end tends to sway out, but its easy to correct. My GT is a 5 speed manual, and I feel this is the best way to get the most out of the Legacy's power. The pedals are positioned for easy heel toe maneuvers. Setting the SI-Drive to Sport Sharp brings the car to its full potential. Mash down the gas, wrap out the gears, hit boost, and feel the rush as the car rockets off. Its an awsome feeling and the main reason why I bought the car. The AWD gives me confidence while driving hard, or while driving in hard conditions. Rain or snow, the AWD keeps you in control and gets you where you want to be safely. All in all, the Leagcy GT does it all. The room and practicality of a sedan and the performance and handling of a sports car all put together in one nice package. Go drive one and my bet is you will see why loves makes a Subaru a Subaru.
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Can't beat a Subaru for Colorado!

by from Boulder, Colorado on September 15, 2012

If you live in Colorado its hard to find a better car for the money than a Subaru! The AWD is awesome and if you are lucky enough to have one with a turbo that is even better. Normally asperated cars ...
If you live in Colorado its hard to find a better car for the money than a Subaru! The AWD is awesome and if you are lucky enough to have one with a turbo that is even better. Normally asperated cars lose at least 20% of their power if not more at Colorado altitude and the turbo makes a huge difference... drive a turbo & non-turbo of the same car the same day back to back and see for yourself. I love the reliabilty of Subaru as well... this is my third Subie ive owned over the last ten years and its easily as reliable as any of the Toyota's I have owned in the past. Great cars!!!!
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Spec.B ROCKS!!!!!

by from Colorado on November 4, 2008

I purchased an 08 spec.B last fall and can assure you with just a few upgrades, this really is the perfect car. With the new intake, downpipe & catback as well as the Cobb access port (stage2) it has ...
I purchased an 08 spec.B last fall and can assure you with just a few upgrades, this really is the perfect car. With the new intake, downpipe & catback as well as the Cobb access port (stage2) it has barley any turbo lag and takes off like a jet. I also upgraded the brake pads, installed stainless lines & put in DOT4 brake fluid & it stops on a dime as well as upgrading to the Cobb springs for a stiffer ride with less body roll. To date ive smoked every single car thats dared to challenge it including an 08 STi (from the stoplight) which got me a "thumbs up" from its driver, lol. With its mods it is also faster around the track than a stock STi (ive done 2 track days in it) and cant believe how well it performs. This car is just fine stock, but the upgrades help a lot and arnt too expensive.... theres nothing funnier than seeing the look on someone thats driving a V-8's face as they get smoked by a 4-cylinder. The AWD handles any weather although you will need winter tires because it comes with Y-rated summer performace tires. I also just found out the engine won the 2008 International Engine of the Year award for its class (2.0-2.5L). Heated seats, mirrors & wipers are a bounus for cold weather and the black Alcantera inserts in the leather seats are found usually in much more expensive cars. I also love that the folding split rear seats mean you can get skis/snowboards as well as a third person in the back seat without having to use a ski rack. This is without a doubt the best car Subaru has ever made (with exception of the Legacy S402 STi sold only in Japan). If you want the performance of the 08 STi but cant get over how they look, buy this car & throw on a couple of mods like I did- & your insurance will be cheaper than the STi too!!!! The Si-Drive is also great... I can drive it under the full power of Sport# & it will get a lousy 12 miles per gallon because of the mods (a trade-off for all the speed & power), but I can also switch over to Intelligent mode and get about 20- 25 mpg which is fantastic. I have had the car just about a year and had no problems whatsoever, my only single complaint.... why a 2-touch sunroof? But that is a fine trade-off for everything else the car has to offer. This is the same car that Subaru chose for the SRRT road racing team and its no suprise, it handles great! An exceptional car for the money and highly underrated.
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Fantastic Car! Great Value!

by from Salt Lake City, Utah on March 23, 2009

I got a great deal on my 2008 Legacy GT Limited and it is a spectactular buy for the money. I was also looking at a 2008 Infiniti G35X as well as a 2008 BMW 335xi and dollar for dollar the Legacy was ...
I got a great deal on my 2008 Legacy GT Limited and it is a spectactular buy for the money. I was also looking at a 2008 Infiniti G35X as well as a 2008 BMW 335xi and dollar for dollar the Legacy was the best choice. Believe it or not the Subaru had a nicer interior than the BMW- which seemed to have too many plastic-like parts and that confusing i-drive. The steering wheel on the Infiniti was clunky like something from the 90's with no folding rear seats for skis or a bike. Although the BMW had slighty more power, it was hard to notice the difference once the turbo on the Legecy kicks in and for over ten thousand dollars less than what they were asking for the BMW, I chose the dependablity of the Subaru (a top ranked car according to Consumer Reports along with Honda and Toyota). Im glad I made the right choice... Subaru has come a long way from the bare-bones cars they made a decade ago.
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Subaru Legacy is Everything

by from CAL on June 9, 2008

Subaru Legacy is one of the best cars out there. It took me a while to decide what I actually wanted but lets just say I made the right choice. I have no problem with gas, I average between 28-29 mpg....
Subaru Legacy is one of the best cars out there. It took me a while to decide what I actually wanted but lets just say I made the right choice. I have no problem with gas, I average between 28-29 mpg. Would recommend this car to anyone. I love it! Some people think this car is for older people, but I am a teenager and enjoy every minute of driving it.
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Chose Special Edition over Accord, Camry & Sonata

by from Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 29, 2007

Needed a second car to transport at least 2 children in rear car seats. Although competition offered more spacious rear seating, the Legacy was adequate. Camry was softer & more luxurious (would've be...
Needed a second car to transport at least 2 children in rear car seats. Although competition offered more spacious rear seating, the Legacy was adequate. Camry was softer & more luxurious (would've been our next best choice but we could not get over the pelican tooth styled nose), the '07 Accord had poor visibility out the front by the a-pillar and uncomfortable driver's seat & the Sonata, though quite impressive for the price had front seats that didn't support the lower thighs, too, the dash & steering wheel were unimaginative and too bland and the exterior styling looks aged. The Legacy's styling was the most appealing, had comfortable and supportive seats, a simple & appealing dash, the only car in our comparison with all wheel drive and had the most impressive array of standard safety features - the very reason we upgraded from a 1988 Accord coupe. Have yet to drive the vehicle in inclement weather. Best handling and road feel of the cars we compared, albeit a bit smaller in length and width than the others as well. Interior cloth seems heavier than most, hope we can keep its very light color clean. High beam headlights a bit disappointing. Center armrest is too short front to back. Time for Subaru to match warranties with Hyundai and Chrysler. Looking forward to a nice long-term service experience from the Legacy. Take a close look at the Legacy and be different from the bland Accord/Camry/Sonata crowd. You won't regret it.
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Awesome Subaru!

by from Ithaca, NY on November 6, 2007

Just bought a 2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Sedan and absolutely love it! The sporty styling, peppy acceleration, and awesome AWD handling make it fun to drive. Mine has a black leather interior wi...
Just bought a 2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Sedan and absolutely love it! The sporty styling, peppy acceleration, and awesome AWD handling make it fun to drive. Mine has a black leather interior with heated seats that heat up very quickly, an in-dash 6 CD changer with 6 100-watt speakers. The stereo's auxillary input feature makes it perfect for listening to an mp3 player like an iPod. So far I have no complaints, the car is perfect! I am looking forward to seeing how well the traction control and Vehicle Dynamics Control operate in the snow this winter.
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Good Gas Mileage and Great Performance

by from Boston, MA on September 12, 2008

I have a 2008 Special Edition. This car is rated 6 by a group of people who keep recommending the Camery. Sorry, but having all wheel dirve puts this car in the #1 spot as far as I am concerned. I had...
I have a 2008 Special Edition. This car is rated 6 by a group of people who keep recommending the Camery. Sorry, but having all wheel dirve puts this car in the #1 spot as far as I am concerned. I had a Camery before this car and could not keep it on the road in the rain or snow. This Suby just flies on by and doesn't miss a beat. Powerful, reliable and handles great...I feel safer now.
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