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1997 Subaru Legacy

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 27/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Subaru Legacy Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 276 Ratings for the 1995 - 1999 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

I adored my first car!

By on Thursday, September 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Interior/Exterior, Runs forever"

Cons: "My power outlets/outside antennae never worked"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My Subaru Legacy GT is such a trooper. The only problems I EVER had was due to my fluids neglect and luckily, still runs like a champ. I believe the quality building for this model is spot on and I hope to continue to own Legacys throughout my life."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

got me thru thick, thin,Very reliable. feel safe!

By on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 107,914

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable. Safe, Solid, and it GOES!"

Cons: "dash brd. layout & floor mats weren't great"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My out back has been great! I feel safe in it (solid), reliable, nice amount of cargo area. I do not know engines, but the pickup when I step on the gas is one of those things that make me feel safe. The body has held up what I would say as great! under WI winters & humidity. One small bubble by rear hub, and only a couple of door scratches (not dings) that show no signs of rust. Not bad for a '98. Design wise: door map pocket need rain/snow protection, cupholder design sucks, smoother control panels would be easier to keep clean, grey fabric choice ugly. exterior paint color is kind of a peacock green, Awesome! air scoop on hood looks sporty but am not sure if it's functional ( all the guys like it :) removable cargo tray super. Big picture, GREAT CAR!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

What a Car!!

By on Friday, August 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Superb car"

Cons: "AROUND Dallas almost unknown"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Handles better than most sport cars; only best Audi AWD compares in snow and ice; most reliable car I know. Also own Porsches; my Porsche dealer lent me Subaru when 928 in shop (often, long and expensive) then realized Subaru much more reliable and almost as much fun to drive (stick shift ONLY). SW has great balance and great capacity. Showing some wear at 150000 miles !!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned.

By on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,614

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliability, handling, sportiness, driving in snow"

Cons: "Paint has faded, but it is 15 years old."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Very reliable. Only failed to get me where I wanted to go once, because of dead battery. I have the 30th Anniversary Legacy GT with sports suspension. The car handles well and is fun to drive. It feels like it is glued to the road. The paint has faded some, but it otherwise looks great. It drives great in snow."

very dependable n comfotable

By on Friday, August 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"engine w 40,000 miles replaced 3 yrs ago, new tires w < 4000 miles, all new transaxles in front, radiator, water pump, timing belt, thermostat. small paint dings on exterior, interior nice."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Best, like energerizer bunny-keeps going

By on Thursday, July 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "*endurance*"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I think you could take turns driving, go straight to California, come back non-stop and the little car would be ready to go again."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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