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    1996 Subaru Legacy Review, Rudi Riet, From Middletown, CT

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 ModelSubaru Legacy
 What things have gone wrong with the car?Engine is noisy, and timing belt placement is critical (if wrong belt used, performance isn't affected but engine can smoke). Anti-lock brakes in the 1996 are not the most effective stoppers, and stock tires (Bridgestone BT70S) aren't good in soft snow.
 
 
 General comments?Overall, the car has been a nice fit for my needs. Until January 2000, I drove a 1989 Dodge Raider V6, which was quite capable off-road, but a handful as a road machine. Since moving out of the Rockies to Noew England, my amount of true off-roading diminished greatly - thus, the Subaru is much better for me. The all-wheel drive makes handling in all conditions a joy, as long as the tires are up to the task. The engine (2.2 litre) is a bit noisy, but nothing bad. Gas mileage is a big plus (average of 27.5 highway, 25.7 in mixed driving).I'd recommend the Subaru Legacy to anybody in need of a good, reliable car for everyday needs. It's not a luxury car, but it gets the job done with nary a fuss. If you don't need the Audi name, get a Legacy and be happy: reliability is as good, performance (esp. in the GT) is comparable, and cost is much less.
 Previous car1986 Audi 4000S Quattro, 1999 Audi A4 Quattro.





Review 1996 Subaru Legacy Rudi Riet, From Middletown, CT
Japanese Import Car, New & Used Car, 2007