2009 Subaru Legacy
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Great Car!

by from Concord NH on January 4, 2011

I have a 2009 Legacy and I Love it. The seats could be more comfortable and I definitely want leather next time. (the seats get dirty easily) I find the exterior styling to be understated and attracti...
I have a 2009 Legacy and I Love it. The seats could be more comfortable and I definitely want leather next time. (the seats get dirty easily) I find the exterior styling to be understated and attractive. The interior is very clean and functional. The Harmon/Kardon sound system sounds rich and is a nice feature. It can drive through any weather, the awd system works flawlessly. This car is amazing in the snow, I don't think I could get this car stuck if I tried! The peace of mind I get, knowing I can get from A to B without having to worry, makes this car great!
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Excellent all around car

by from Apollo, Pa on August 16, 2012

Great value for the money. Front seat has 8 ways to adjust for comfort. It is like sitting with a lumbar support. Conforms to your lower back for supreme comfort. Interior design is good but it does n...
Great value for the money. Front seat has 8 ways to adjust for comfort. It is like sitting with a lumbar support. Conforms to your lower back for supreme comfort. Interior design is good but it does need a longer middle arm rest support for greater comfort. Head space is a little lacking especially for a big guy when entering the vehicle but otherwise ok once in the car. It does not have pockets in the back doors which would be nice. Sound system is awesome. Holds the road well especially in the rain attributited to the AWD and 17 inch tires. Has a stable and smooth ride on the highway. I did have to adjust my pulling out time because it is a 4 cyclinder and I was used to a 6 but still has good acceleration. Has large capacity trunk space. Overall a great buy.
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Very nice, reliable

by from Cincinnati, OH on April 12, 2012

I purchased my 2009 Legacy Special Edition used. It is my second Legacy. The car is comfortable, the power seat allows for a refined seating position making long drives comfortable. Neither of my two ...
I purchased my 2009 Legacy Special Edition used. It is my second Legacy. The car is comfortable, the power seat allows for a refined seating position making long drives comfortable. Neither of my two Legacys have had ANY mechanical problems. The interior quality is superb; dash and doors have softer plastic, the seats are a hgher quality cloth, the upgraded Harmon Kardon stereo is excellent. My sole complaint about either Legacy is road noise. These cars seem on par with some of the Hondas I have driven; not exactly the most effective in stopping road noise from intruding into the vehicle cabin. Mine is a 4 cylinder automatic; I utilze the manual shifter which gives a better feeling of control. AWD and snow= NO PROBLEM. My mileage is 30-32 in the highway ( 70-75 mph ) and I average 24-25 around town,. NOOO complaints. Subaru has done well with this Legacy !
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Most Well Rounded Car

by from Maryland on August 6, 2012

PRO'S ****************** Smooth Ride Handles Well in all types of weather Amazing All-Wheel Drive Traction 30 MPG on Highway with A/C Harmon Kardon Sound System is Rock Solid Interior Styling CON'S *...
PRO'S ****************** Smooth Ride Handles Well in all types of weather Amazing All-Wheel Drive Traction 30 MPG on Highway with A/C Harmon Kardon Sound System is Rock Solid Interior Styling CON'S ****************** Engine Noise Mushy 4 Speed Transmission Get the GT if you want more power than an Accord
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Fun Transportation

by from Rockford, Il on June 12, 2011

While smaller on the inside than our Passat, the Legacy gets better gas mileage and has just as much punch off the line. Plus, the Legacy doesn't require premium fuel. Interior has just the features t...
While smaller on the inside than our Passat, the Legacy gets better gas mileage and has just as much punch off the line. Plus, the Legacy doesn't require premium fuel. Interior has just the features that we need and use without much wasted "bling". Looking forward to winter!
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Great Choice

by from Poolesville, Md on May 19, 2011

Everything that I was hoping for - fun, easy to drive, sporty and gets good fuel mileage. I would highly recommend this auto to anyone that is looking for an inexpensive sedan that had all wheel drive...
Everything that I was hoping for - fun, easy to drive, sporty and gets good fuel mileage. I would highly recommend this auto to anyone that is looking for an inexpensive sedan that had all wheel drive.
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First Suby

by from Jersey Shore on September 23, 2012

Bought this car used Aug 2012 with 15K on it.Car is very clean. Seems a bit underpowered with the AC on, but other than that it handles just as I hoped it would. We travel to VT many times a year in a...
Bought this car used Aug 2012 with 15K on it.Car is very clean. Seems a bit underpowered with the AC on, but other than that it handles just as I hoped it would. We travel to VT many times a year in all seasons and needed the ability to get there when we need to get there, so the Subaru looked to be the answer. We also looked at the Ford Fusion AWD, but the choices were few. Also looked at KIA, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota but as our focus was on AWD and a used car this Subaru seems to fit the bill. Check back with me in two years.
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BEST AFFORDABLE AWD

by from Gurnee, IL on October 18, 2014

I purchased my car used with 36,000 miles on it last year. I drive 100 miles a day commuting to Chicago. I now have 75k miles on my Subaru with no problems at all. I average 34 mpg on the hwy driving ...
I purchased my car used with 36,000 miles on it last year. I drive 100 miles a day commuting to Chicago. I now have 75k miles on my Subaru with no problems at all. I average 34 mpg on the hwy driving 65-70mph. City driving avg. 22mpg. The best fuel for this car is BP Gas. Trust me I have tried them all. The performance and the gas mileage is great with it. The car handles very well in all weather especially Snow. I pass some Jeeps on the highways with their mouth open like wow... The All Season tires I use which are great for my Subie are Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2. I hope this information provided helps anyone thats looking for a Subie. 2009's Rock
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Great value for money, upscale interior

by from S.E. Michigan on October 15, 2008

Leased a 2.5SE about 3 weeks ago and couldn't be happier. Spent a long time researching and definitely made the right choice. For 23K you get moonroof, AWD, XM radio, Leather interior, VDC, 385 Watt ...
Leased a 2.5SE about 3 weeks ago and couldn't be happier. Spent a long time researching and definitely made the right choice. For 23K you get moonroof, AWD, XM radio, Leather interior, VDC, 385 Watt HK stereo and the list goes on. The interior is 90% covered with soft touch materials and looks and functions great. The interior is at least 10K better than its price. Early mileage has been mid 20's in 50-50 driving. Only criticism would be slightly snug cabin and a little short on storage for small items up front.
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1st real car

by from Nebraska on August 30, 2011

25 male, nebraska Big ticket items were AWD, projection head lights, warranty, performance and styling. I test drove an Audi A4, Infinity G35, and VW Jetta, and Lexus IS250. After all these, the 09 S...
25 male, nebraska Big ticket items were AWD, projection head lights, warranty, performance and styling. I test drove an Audi A4, Infinity G35, and VW Jetta, and Lexus IS250. After all these, the 09 Subaru Legacy 2.5i SE was by far the best for the money. Dont get me wrong, the other cars were great, but cost of repairs, lack of good warranty and paying extra for a brand name just didnt seem worth it to me right now. Have owned this car since the beginning of the summer and have a ton of fun with it. Looking forward to how it handles in snow this winter as it handles great in rain. Several times I have had total strangers come up to me and just start talking about my car and comment on how much they like it. Im humbled by it but its very cool to know people think it looks sharp. My only regret is not getting the GT. It was quite a bit more money so I opted for something a little simpler for my first real adult car. This vehicle still had some good acceleration and speed, not to mention the handling is amazing (corners like on rails!). I also opted not for the limited and am ok i didnt get leather seats. Test drove one that did but had more miles and other minor things but the seats and interior still fine w/o the Limited version. Overall, great purchase and would do it again. The 100K 3.5yrs warranty is great (only 20K miles now) and it was only $500 to upgrade to full bumper to bumper. Not a single problems w/ the vehicle. Ive read hundreds of reviews on all sorts of vehicles before I purchased so thats why I got a little lenghty, but i hope this helps someone.
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