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| || ||1997 Subaru Legacy Review, Michael Worczak|
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Legacy GT Wagon
| ||Model||Legacy GT Wagon|
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car?||Power, Gas Mileage, Interior room, brakes|
| ||General comments?||Probably the best all-around car for Western New York weather and roads. If I had only one car, this would be it. Being the GT model, with lower suspension and wider tires, it is a very nice handling summer car, and the permanent roof rack still allows camping, hauling, traveling, and bicycle carrying. Sun roof helps too. For winter, I put on Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires on all 4 corners and it becomes the best car on the road when there's snow on the road. The ride of the GT is just about as harsh as I would like: any tighter and it would be uncomfortable. I think a regular Lgacy with 16" premium wheels and tires would be a better compromise for where I live. This is my third Subaru and although I got rid of my previous ones earlier for different reasons, they appear to be extremely durable and reliable cars. They are sophisticatedly simple, basic cars that have evolved and improved with each generation, keeping the best features and also keeping the same personality and philosophy. Some of the recent models are getting fairly glittery, but not to the extent that other car companies. I am definitely a believer in the AWD system of Subaru with the low center of gravity engine. Snow and rain take very frequent where I live, and the highways are not the billiard table smooth thoroughfares of the sunbelt, and the configuration always comes through and the differences are real: stability is superb, it feels like it is being sucked to the road. Very logical configuration of gauges, driving position, ergonomics and switches: just about as good as Honda||