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1996 Subaru Legacy

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Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 322 Ratings for the 1995 - 1999 models.

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  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.5/10
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Like One of the Family

By on Friday, November 30, 2007

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I put 231,000 miles on this car in ten years and never had a major problem. It was reliable, got great gas mileage, and had room in the back for my stuff. Just a few months ago a guy offered me cash for her and I turned him down. I had planned to drive her another two or three years at least, or to 300,000 miles. Now she's been totaled in a wreck! No injuries though, she kept us safe. This was an awesome car and I can't imagine owning another."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

One Reliable Car

By on Saturday, July 28, 2007

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"Bought this car new over 12 years ago, and it has been incredibly reliable and versatile of use. Great capacity for loading in large items (gas barbeques, ladders, 11 foot market umbrellas etc.), comfortable passenger car, wonderful visibility from the driver's point of view and handles well in all road situations and weathers."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned

By on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This has been the most reliable car I've ever owned. Traded in a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee for this car and I'm so glad I did. I've had to put money in it from time to time but it's never been anything out of the ordinary; just standard things like a brakes, clutch, etc. I know people who have had problems with later models and I asked my mechanic about it (Superior Import Repair on Burnside) and he said the engine for my year and model was a particularly sturdy one."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I have ever owned. Period.

By on Thursday, April 25, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "It's responsive and fun to drive and RELIABLE."

Cons: "When this one wears out, i will get another Suby."

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

My wonderful 1999 Suby Brighton wagon/hatchback.

"I have owned many vehicles over the years. This is my first Subaru and I LOVE IT! Absolutely reliable. Handles like a sports car with nice firm steering and body action. I honestly get 29MPG with it's 4-cylinder Boxer opposed cylinder engine AND the Semetrical SUBARU (AWD) ALL WHEEL DRIVE. This is the BEST vehicle I have ever owned. Ever. I am now 68 years old. Yes, I am retired USCG."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

My wonderful 1999 Suby Brighton wagon/hatchback.

a great car

By on Friday, January 4, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"drives thru blizzards that stop hummers, a great value, and i am reluctant to sell it."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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