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2009 Subaru Legacy Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by backusmw

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Reviewed: 2009 Subaru Legacy

4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Why the 2009 Subaru Legacy?

Handling

This car is superb in both wet and dry conditions...the Subaru AWD system is the best engineered in the world...this is the on;y car I drive in the snow as it is as stable as a mountain goat...surefooted and stable.

Driving position & visibility

Subaru drivers have a good view from the drivers seat and all controls come right to hand when needed. This is a nice comfortable family sedan that offers reasonable acceleration with the base engine and safe handling when the going gets rough.

Reliability & durability

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.

Interior styling

For a mid-size sedan the Subaru Legacy has a tastefully designed and executed interior. The fabrics used are of high quality and the plastics are for the most part soft and elegantly designed.

Discounts & incentives

I was able to purchase this vehicle at a significant discount while also receiving low rate financing along with some accessories thrown in for good measure. With a little research and some negotiating skills you can buy this car at a reasonable price.

Why Not the 2009 Subaru Legacy?

Fuel economy

The fuel economy with a 4 cylinder 170 hp engine is pretty disappointing at 22-23 mpg. The AWD system is responsible for some of the loss but I also drive an AWD Acura TL SH-AWD with a 6 cylinder 305 hp engine that is only marginally worse at 18-19 mpg.

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