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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Subaru Legacy 120 Legacys, 5.6 months of data per Legacy, average 5400 miles29
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Subaru Legacy 78 Legacys, 9.3 months of data per Legacy, average 14800 miles22
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Subaru Legacy 122 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 29600 miles22
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Subaru Legacy 101 Legacys, 10.2 months of data per Legacy, average 40300 miles25
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Subaru Legacy 132 Legacys, 9.9 months of data per Legacy, average 53800 miles20
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Subaru Legacy 105 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 64700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
32
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Subaru Legacy 51 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 74100 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.
91
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Subaru Legacy 61 Legacys, 9.3 months of data per Legacy, average 87300 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots. Also starting to see head gasket failures with the 2008s. A common problem with previous model years.
91
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser   16 FJ Cruisers, 10.2 months of data per FJ Cruiser, average 66500 miles

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2007 Subaru Legacy 43 Legacys, 10.0 months of data per Legacy, average 87100 miles

Common problem with wheel bearings. Also, head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
81
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 46 FJ Cruisers, 9.1 months of data per FJ Cruiser, average 92000 miles

Many FJs are off-roaded.
32
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Subaru Legacy 63 Legacys, 8.8 months of data per Legacy, average 97100 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
93
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Subaru Legacy 102 Legacys, 8.8 months of data per Legacy, average 106600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.
86
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Subaru Legacy   19 Legacys, 10.2 months of data per Legacy, average 139500 miles

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2003 Subaru Legacy 31 Legacys, 8.8 months of data per Legacy, average 150200 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
110
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Subaru Legacy   18 Legacys, 9.1 months of data per Legacy, average 154100 miles

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2001 Subaru Legacy 26 Legacys, 8.5 months of data per Legacy, average 174000 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
82
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Subaru Legacy   18 Legacys, 7.7 months of data per Legacy, average 171000 miles

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Subaru Legacy vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Subaru Legacy

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
We keep cars for 10 years or more. I expect to drive this one for the next 15.
2010 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
You see many Subarus still on the road. I have heard many stories of these vehicles still running great with high mileage.
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Had the previous model. I never had any problems, it was a solid car, as all Subarus seem to be.
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 262hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
subaru has been using the same basic engine design for years. the design is tested and proven to be very durable.
2009 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Like most Japanese cars the Subaru is known for being reliable and durable. I have owned this vehicle for just over a year and with the exception of a leaky transmission line (assembly error) it has only required regular maintenance.
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 262hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
proven engine and awd
2008 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
I beat the piss out of my car - but it still keeps coming back for more. The only problem I had was a wheel bearing going bad. This was fixed under warranty.
2007 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Low maintenance, tough enough to base a heavy duty version of the car, think Outback, will go hundreds of thousands of miles if you just remember to do the recommended maintenance.
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 262hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Here in Canada, we see extremes in temperatures. It gets very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. You need a car that is built tough.
2006 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Very dependable.
Subaru Legacy Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 262hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Many more problems than any other Subaru I have owned. Lots of fit and finish issues along with failing wheel bearings and bad fuel injectors.
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 262hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Annual repairs have nearly doubled price paid for vehicle; substantial engine problems; none of the 4 recalls addressed engine issues.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota FJ Cruiser Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD w/low range
FJ is manufactured and assembled in Japan. Reliability and durability will be excellent.
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD w/low range
My third Toyota. Overall have more than 10 years of driving experience in three different Toyotas and had absolutely ZERO problems - not a single failure.
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Not one problem with drive train in 38,000 miles, built well.
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Both the structural and power components are based on long time proven designs
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Its my car today and will be my sons first car ten years from now just like my first 1976 FJ40 my dad sold me!
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Lack of maintenance costs means better value throughout the life of the vehicle and increasing value overall.
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD w/low range
Powertrain and chassis has been used on many other Toyota models and has proven reliability.
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Very reliable. Just turn the key and drive.
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
It is a Toyota; what more do you need to say? Similar drive train to the 4 Runner so very reliable.