2002 Subaru Legacy

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Subaru Legacy GT UN-Limited by Milton@Madison on 02/08/2012. Trim: 2002 Subaru Legacy GT Limited, Owned 8 years.
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Pros: All-weather handling is amazing with 40,000 - 50,000 mile rated tires. Able to tow SUV-sized vehicles from snow banks and ditches. High survivability in low to 45mph impacts with minor work needed to the Fuji Heavy Industries sheet metal body. High-mileage durability reportedly lasting 250,000 - 400,000 miles with proper maintenance, currently at 125,000 miles.
Cons: Pedals are too small and needed to be corrected with after-market parts. Exhaust tip and Shift knobs are not stylish enough for this level of vehicle craftsmanship. Manual brakes need improvement and only able to handle 25 - 35 degree inclines. Head lamp assembly and bulbs need to be better focused and increased illumination.
Overall review: Most of the major aspects one seeks in a long-lasting vehicle is well covered by the Subaru Legacy GT Limited. The level of comfort and amenities offered are above average with room for improvement. Refinements leave much to be desired and that extra attention to detail would have been worth the additional $1,000 - $2,000 to the sticker price. Overall this vehicle has proven its worth and reliability many times over and I would recommend the Subaru Legacy GT Limited to anyone looking for a well-driven, affordable alternative to the pricey BMW, Audi, and Mercedes Benz.
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BIG LEMON by Tonya from California on 05/17/2010. Trim: 2002 Subaru Legacy GT, Owned 5 years.
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Pros: I love the way it handles in snow and rain. Sporty looking car
Cons: I bought this car with 36k miles on it 5 years ago. I had my oil changed every 3500 miles, I had my major services done every 30k miles, I had my timing belt changed 15k miles early.. This car has had impecable service with all factory parts... but.. it blew a head gasket at 92k miles ($1800.00) At 120k miles The sunroof computer went out - it gets used about 3 times a year ($700.00) and the most current at 126k miles - this car spun a rod bearing. This car is a lemon!!! DON"T BUY THIS CAR! I will never buy another Subaru! Also.. the wind noise at freeway speeds is horrible!!!!
Overall review: Don't buy this car..
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great car by Ann from roch. on 07/31/2008. Trim: 2002 Subaru Legacy GT, Owned 7 years.
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Pros: All optional items are standard. I have seat warmers in the front. This car has heater and air conditioner that work well after seven years, never a repair. And mileage is great 24 city, and almost 30mpg highway. No complaints.
Cons: The only problem is brakes. They do have to be replaced and they are expensive. Ceramic brakes come standard. But everything else, still fairly good after all this time.
Overall review: If you are looking for a good second hand car with good mileage, I would highly recommend the Subaru Legacy Outback. It's pros far outweighs their cons.
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215K and going strong by Ferdherd--Bellingham on 04/19/2007. Trim: 2002 Subaru Legacy GT, Owned 5 years.
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Pros: Great handling, performs well and looks great. Good economy---reliability. Have 215K on it!
Cons: Bridgestone tires that came with it ar not good at all in snow or slippery conditions. Changed to Faulkens and they are great! 2nd set!
Overall review: Get this car. Check for catalitic converter, oil consumtion and tire wear---great use car if you can find one.
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Nice and reliable car, the best friend by Paul from Bellevue, WA on 06/24/2002. Trim: 2002 Subaru Legacy GT, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: AWD is great Lots of amenities (GT) Looks good, esp. with windows down and doors open Doesn't break Fits like a glove Handles better than most other family Japanese (T, H, and N) 100% worth the money paid
Cons: Not a BMW, and not a Mercedes-Benz either. Power, style, interior quality, show-off factor... Power again. Enough but not exciting. Can't close the moonroof and windows with engine off Can't open the trunc from a remote Factory music upgrade sucks. Go to a audio-video shop instead. I would appreciate an additional 12-v socket. Stock tires are somewhat impotent. Bridgestone S03, please? Did I say power? I'd buy a 3.5L, if it was available.
Overall review: I own the vehicle for a year and have made 15K miles already. I never had any bad feelings about it, and even the annoying things like those mentioned in Cons don't annoy too much. Never broke, never complained, valid performance. Went to Canada once - it goes through the snow as a dart. If you want a decent car for decent money - it's your choice. I don't really love Outbacks (I prefer more conservative look), so Legacy was a solution for me.
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