Quiet, nice looking, good gas mileage. Sound system is good quality and I love the Auxiliary input that allows me to use my Ipod. Manual transmission is effortless to use, gearstick moves easily and securely thru the gears. All in all, a fabulous deal for what I paid.
Comfortable and Safe
2008 Subaru Legacyclc408 - North Canton10/09/2008
You can't beat all-wheel drive for safety and peace of mind. especially if you drive in snowy weather. This is a great choice for the sedan market. Sensibly priced and well-equipped, you would be hard pressed to do better for the money. I've been averaging 25 mpg city and 34 highway, so it's economical to operate as well. I love the smooth ride.
Subaru Legacy 3.0 R
2008 Subaru LegacySteve - Hartford, CT10/14/2011
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.
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