2009 Subaru Legacy

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Lovemylegacy by Don on 03/24/2012. Trim: 2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Love the look. Love the AWD. Love the handling, sunroof, stereo. Mine is all black and can be mistaken for an Acura.
Cons: Wish there was a little more leg room on driver side.
Overall review: Great looking, safe and fun to drive
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Vastly Underrated Sports Sedan by 09Limited from Indiana on 05/04/2009. Trim: 2009 Subaru Legacy 3.0R Limited, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Reliability and safety ratings, 18" rims, Harman Kardon stereo, smooth six-cylinder Boxer engine, premium-feeling leather, heated seats, interior fit and finish, all wheel drive, electroluminescent gauges, spoiler, sunroof, frameless doors, navigation system, heating elements in the bottom of the windshield to prevent windshield wipers from freezing to glass in winter, side mirror turn signals, sleek exterior.
Cons: No glove box light, no interior footwell lights, lack of xenon headlights, navigation system is out-of-date compared to other cars' systems, lack of some new gadgets offered in other cars (e.g. blind spot monitoring system, proximity key, push button start), but I suppose they'll remedy this with the 2010 model.
Overall review: I am extremely pleased with my purchase. For 2009 Subaru paired with high-end stereo manufacturer Harman Kardon, which is a vast improvement to the measly 100 watt stereo of previous Legacys. I also like the fact that you do not see too many Legacys on the road (especially the 3.0R Limited models with 18" rims). Even though I just picked up my car a couple days ago, I've had a lot of friends ask me what kind of car it is, and when I tell them it's a Subaru, they are stunned. I've gotten many compliments!
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Sporty little tank by Anthony from Connecticut on 01/29/2014. Trim: 2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition, Owned 3 years.
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Pros: The AWD is absolutely amazing in rough weather, Harmon Kardon sound system is good, build quality seems to be alright thus far, loads of trunk space is a huge plus and back seat room is ample.
Cons: The engine became very noisy when the miles began to rack up. Front struts collapsed and were replaced at 70,000 miles. Driver side headlight has blown a few times. Wind noise can be an issue at anything faster than 75 mph. When we had negative degree weather the rear driver side window went down by itself and would't come back up, it eventually went up when the car was warm. .
Overall review: With that being said, the Legacy's sporty looks are sure set you apart from a Camry or an Accord. If you like a semi-good ride with able handling and a car with tank like ability in harsh weather this is the car for you!
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Sweet Ride by Auburn, California Skiier on 10/20/2010. Trim: 2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: The vehicle rides and handles very well, everything works well. It is quiet and smooth. Has large trunk and tool kit. It handles steep gravel roads well. Cornering is very flat.
Cons: Dual A/C is confusing, blower runs at too high of a speed. I avoid using the automatic setting. Mode selection is confusing. Manual A/T function shifts to sport but does not indicate what gear that it is in until gear is shifted. When cruise control is actuated the sport light goes out. Drivers manual does not explain this or what mode transmission is in. Are shift points still modified or not?
Overall review: This vehicle is just right as far as ride, control, fit and finish. It could use a little more power and a additional transmission gear (5 speed). I like it and would buy another.
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Rented and loved it by Kev on 08/01/2009. Trim: 2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: not an owner, just rented the car for a trip from Tampa FL to Miami FL Smooth ride better then any Benz or BMW. the power and torque is perfect for some one who wants a fun ride. the mpg is a littel better then what is says on auto.msn the sound system is really good.. brakes and steering is real nice..
Cons: wish the gas door was on the driver side i rented a lot of cars but i have no cons with this one looking to get one
Overall review: its a good car. buy it!
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