This is a well-equipped sports vehicle. With that in mind, the ride is tight and the seats are sports-fitted, not soft and cushy -- this is not a luxury car. Having the option to choose a response package is great for either economy or performance mode. There is some gearbox noise, but it is to be expected with an all-wheel drive vehicle, and the road noise is slightly noticable. The model comes with almost all options, and the only complaint I have is with the cheaper radio tuner that often gets interference on low-frequency stations from rear-window defroster and a couple of other gadgets. A fun car to drive in either automatic or manual, the car hugs the road, corners well, and gets 24-25 mpg in economy mode.
I've found out from owning this car <1 year is it is a must to upgrade the rear sway bar for stiffer steering response. Of course this is a subjective matter but definitely worth the $100 or so. Wish Subaru would have done this from the factory. Moonroof would be nice, but I like things simple and would rather not have to deal with a leaky moonroof as I have had past experience with this (not a Subaru, however). The CVT performs great! And this is my first CVT. It pulls from a stop and would hang with any other 4 cylinder cars. Handling around mountainous turns is flawless and I couldn't have asked for more. Excellent safety features and great interior cargo room for my little family of four. Maintenance is easy as the oil filter is on top.
2008 Subaru LegacyRet - Virginia Beach VA11/14/2008
Subaru Legacy gives you the most comfortable ride ever. It's one of the easiest cars to maneuver and handle. Legacy is roomy, solid and safe. They thought of everything for comfort and manageability when they made this car!
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