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The Perfect Car by JDUDE from Grand Island, NY on 02/01/2003. Trim: 2002 Subaru Legacy Wagon L, Owned 1 year.
Pros: It rides nicely, better than some other cars in this class. It handles like an agile, German car with predictible, quick steering. The All Wheel Drive is very good for the winter. My car sure doesn't slide all that much when going through slush or snow. The price was good too. Mine was loaded with everything and it still came under $22,000. It has a lot of cargo space and it's good for camping trips and errands.
Cons: The AWD system does eat away a little gas mileage, but at 22 mpg, it's still acceptable. The AWD system also slows accelleration because of the extra weight, but it is responsive if you floor it.
Overall review: This affordable, practical, safe wagon is great for anyone who needs a little more room, traction and value than a regular sedan can provide. I would recommend it to everyone.
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Engine problems/flaws by amyjen on 04/26/2011. Trim: 2002 Subaru Legacy Wagon L, Owned 4 years.
Pros: I am the second owner of this vehicle - my mom owned it first. It performed very well for the first 100,000 miles. Performed very well in the Michigan snow and on some backwoods adventures on rough terrain. I'd always heard Subarus "go forever" so I looked forward to a second 100,000 with good maintainence. Too bad.
Cons: There are some pretty big ticket engine repairs that seem to be pretty common for this car. At 100,000 or so I had to have the head gaskets replaced - $1800. Just recently blew a cylinder, so another $2200 six months later. So I'm fixing it to get rid of it.
Overall review: If you are buying a used one, inquire if the head gaskets or other engine work has been done already.
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This is Junk by Dave on 08/10/2004. Trim: 2002 Subaru Legacy Wagon L, Owned 2 years.
Pros: inexpensive awd, good cargo volume
Cons: very uncomfortable for taller drivers, no seat height adjustment, underpowered, poor handling in emergency manuvers, low front end molding bottoms out on curbs, cheap climate controls can get hung up and get stuck, annoying shift lever pattern on automatic, right hand rest set too far back for driver to rest elbow, awkward cup holder position results in inadvertant spills and splashes, factory radio is junk, rear door panel is made of thin cheap material that is easily punctured or ripped by cargo, child safety seats will require aftermarket tensioner to install properly
Overall review: there are better choices
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Greeat Wagon by Turkey from Turlock,Ca on 05/24/2004. Trim: 2002 Subaru Legacy Wagon L, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Great handling, but a bit sluggish in the mountains-automatic. Great in the wet and snow.
Cons: Brakes squeaked and shimmed after only 25,000 miles and had to be replaced- but still while under warranty. Rear seat seatbelts have a tendency to twist.
Overall review: A beautiful wagon. Love everything about it,especially the All Wheel Drive. Definitely would buy another Subaru. Nice interior with good features. Very comfortable on an extended trip, no cramped feeling
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A great car to buy! by Angie Teal, NH on 05/14/2004. Trim: 2002 Subaru Legacy Wagon L, Owned 1 year.
Pros: This is a quality product, well engineered and built. The design is appealing and sporty and it takes curvy country roads very well. The interior is roomy and the trunk large enough for major shopping and two big dogs. The gas mileage is good (not excellent) and the dealer service outstanding. It handles New England road conditions very well and is also very comfortable.
Cons: It is not quite as efficient on snowed-in ski hills as a real SUV, but the pros quite make up for it.
Overall review: It is the second best car I ever owned. Only the Audi 2000 provided a better ride. It is reliable, comfortable, well built and has enough spunk to pass other cars on country roads. It is a much better deal than SUVs, because it hugs the road, needs less gas and the trunk volume is impressive. The interior is roomy enough for 5 grown-ups and two big dogs in the back. I feel very safe driving in it.
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