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By Inspectorman (MD) on Monday, September 03, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Reliable, comfortable and great mpg!"
Cons: "Hear road noise."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I have had this car for 21 months and 62,000 miles. Have had no problems at all! I get an unblievable 38 mpg. That is driving between 55-60 mph w/o a/c and no mountains to cross. Fact! In town roughly 22 mpg. AWD works great. And I do use it. Handle's well on dry roads also. My first import and I have been impressed with it. I'm 6' 2'' and 300 lbs and spend 3 to 4 hrs a work day in the car. I like it!"
13 people out of 13 found this review helpful
By Joe (NY) on Sunday, April 28, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"I average 100,000 miles every three years on my vehicles. I travel the northeast from Queens to Quebec for work, and demand my vehicle be AWD, fuel efficient, fantastic in the snow, comfortable for 400 mile rides frequently, be ultra reliable, and have some creature comforts. My last car was a Rav-4, and got 200k out of her in 5 years. The ride was choppy, the cargo space was minimal, but is was a gas sipper, and never left me stranded even in the worst blizzards. To replace the Rav-4 I purchased the Subaru for all the reasons I mentioned previously, but wanted a smother highway ride and went with the limited because it was loaded, and priced considerably less than its other AWD sedan counterparts(Audi,BMW,Volvo). Loaded with heated leather, moon-roof, Harmon stereo, nicer wheels, etc. THE BAD: The initial fit and finish was somewhat poor, with leaks in the moon-roof, high wind noise at highway speed, the steering wheel mounted controls for blue tooth, stereo and cruise stopped working in the first month, and it had multiple recalls. All of which, are not examples of what I had in mind when I thought of what quality stood for. Having previously owned other vehicles that cost far less, and came with much better attention to detail. THE GOOD: I installed a set of Cooper Snows for winter and the car was unstoppable in the snow. The engine is actually very well balanced for the size of the car, as only being the 4 Cyl, but the reward is better than average highway MPG. Personal best was 33MPG, but average is around 29-30 highway with Summer tires, which again is very good for a AWD sedan this size. The power comes on smooth with the CV Transmission, and can be very potent when so needed, at on ramps, toll booths, and will trounce some unsuspecting sedans and coupes at the red lights if so inclined. THE BAD: While on a long distance drive, far away from home, the CV transmission just disintegrated, and left me stranded on the side of the highway. Dealer came and got the vehicle, which upon inspection, informed me that the transmission was completely destroyed, not just a part of it, but all of it. I was faced with a $9,000 repair bill, on a vehicle that I paid $28,000 just two years earlier, as i was also informed that the warranty had expired. Subaru basically said oh well. My gripe is that had this been a KIA or Hyundai, even a Suzuki, which would have cost far less, the repair would have been covered under warranty. Prior to this I considered Subaru to be a quality manufacturer, but after this experience, I would seriously question purchasing another vehicle from them. I think Subaru was in a rush to get a CVT into the market in order to compete with the Federal Mandates and other competition for better gas consuming vehicles, that they put this model CVT into the Legacy before making it reliable, and ultimately stuck it to the consumer. I have long heard stories of Subaru's lasting into infinity, and hoped mine would be the same, but this Subaru... Not so much. If your still interested in this model, I would shy away from the 2011 LEGACY with a CVT, as it is the first generation and proven itself to be unreliable. Or keep an extra $9,000 in the piggybank to replace a blown transmission"
10 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By thefishingone (TX) on Sunday, January 15, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,600overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Seat comfort, ride quality, interior, power,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I got my Legacy slightly used with only 4200 miles on it. I think this is the best car I've ever owned!!! I couldn't be happier with my decision. The interior is beautiful with the black leather and the seats are extremely comfortable. The ride is smooth and quiet and the power is amazing. The engine shifts through gears so smooth you don't even notice unless you keep an eye on the RPM's. If you even have a hint of buying this car, please do yourself a favor and BUY IT!! This is the best mid sized car out there, believe me, I looked around. Now, I actually look forward to going to work so I can drive my Legacy!"
9 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By kayaker (Great Falls, Montana) on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I have owned this for almost a year and have put 19000 troble free miles on it. Preformance is excellent and handles very well. If I had one thing to complain about it would be to get better gas mileage. But this is the turbo, and I guess thats the trade of for having preformance."
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By Gordie (OH) on Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 76,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Car compares well to others that cost $10K more."
Cons: "HVAC controls need simplification - not intuitive."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"So many cars; so little time. I've owned many different brands but the Legacy might be the one I stick with. Mine is a 2010, 76K, and adding 2K per month. Symetrical AWD is tops -- always on, no doubts about grip. I average 32mpg on summer blends and 29+ on winter blends. Large, comfortable, fairly quiet inside at speed and definitely reliable. Only non-routine service points have been headlight bulb replacements. They are owner-serviceable but it's well worth the few bucks the dealer charges. My OEM tires lasted 65K before I replaced them -- unbelieveable. CVT with paddles is sufficiently engaging. No race car, but I get a lot out of the combination when I want to play. Really nice build quality and quite decent interior materials. Overall styling could be better but that is subjective. No hesitation to take clients and customers out in this car. The car always elicits compliments."
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful