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2005 Subaru Legacy Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by mapfelbeck



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Reviewed: 2005 Subaru Legacy

4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Why the 2005 Subaru Legacy?

Powertrain performance

Ignoring performance stats that don't actually matter like top speed and 0-60 times, the turbo flat 4 in this car gives it quite a bit of useable power and delivers it smoothly and quietly.

Reliability & durability

Subaru's are very reliable cars; if you keep up on your maintenance and don't beat on it, it'll last a long time.

Front seat support & comfort

I've driven this car on 8+ hour road trips before and it's very comfortable on long trips.

Brand reputation & image

I flagged brand and image here because I like how my LGT in distinct without calling attention to itself.

Safety & braking

The LGT shares the reinforced pillar design with the base legacy that gives it high crash test scores and has an up-rated brake package as well.

Why Not the 2005 Subaru Legacy?

Color choices

Interior and exterior choices are very limited and seem to shrink with every model year.

Insurance cost

Insurance is kind of high for this car because it's an AWD turbo car. Depreciation is pretty steep too, not because the car is bad but because no one knows about it and there's very little demand on the secondary market. The depreciation becomes a bonus i

Rear seat room & comfort

There just isn't much rear leg room.

Brand reputation & image

I flagged brand reputation & image as a dislike too because I see so many people asking questions like 'LGT or G35 or 3 series?.' These are great cars, but you don't want to buy one if you want impress people. This is a plus or minus depending on who you

Price or payments

If you buy one of these new keep in mind that it's going to take a huge depreciation hit in the first couple years, much bigger than other cars in it's class.

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