Notes: A relatively dependable vehicle that handles well in bad weather, but increasing concerns about turbo failure in the GT probably means you should look elsewhere if you want a car with a little pep in its step.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,500 miles

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2005 Subaru Legacy steering problems

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2005 Subaru Legacy Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 292013

Legacy 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


Boots crack and you must replace entire drive shaft. Left front drive shaft was just replaced @85,000 miles as the boot cracked on the other side as well. Think this is a design flaw as drive shaft sits over the top of the catalytic converter with no shield to block the heat.

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 142010

Legacy 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
With good all-season tires, the car began "swimming", fish-tailing on snow-packed roads. At slower speeds it still felt like we had a flat tire. Dealer checked the car and said nothing was wrong, that they had never had such a complaint before and that it needed good snow tires. After $500+ in snow tires it, again, handled badly on slippery roads. The dealer's insistence that there was nothing wrong prompted me to sell the vehicle and leave Subaru (having owned 3). It's a sad day when a dealer prefers to see a client dead than address the problem. Good bye Subaru.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

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