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#27506 of 29664 Re: Legacy Power Wagon [wevk]
Jan 09, 2013 (3:42 pm)
I have a buddy in SW PA who has a "legacy" (original) Power Wagon--not a crew cab, though. It's a '47. They built that body from '39 to '68!!!!
#27507 of 29664 Re: Legacy Power Wagon [wevk]
Jan 09, 2013 (5:12 pm)
Too bad Subaru discontinued it. Oh wait....different car.
#27508 of 29664 Re: Legacy Power Wagon [ateixeira]
Jan 10, 2013 (3:47 am)
Let me know when you start seeing 'those' Legacys at cruise-ins or at B-J auctions!
#27509 of 29664 Re: Legacy Power Wagon [uplanderguy]
Jan 10, 2013 (9:19 am)
I liked the Legacy wagon, in 2005 you could get a turbo with a manual transmission, a rare and cool combination for a wagon.
For this latest generation SIA only builds Outbacks, no Legacy wagons. The manual turbo is long gone.
Subaru builds Legacy wagons in Japan, but they are not imported for this market, so every Legacy and Outback you see is made in Indiana.
#27510 of 29664 Re: Legacy Power Wagon [ateixeira]
Jan 10, 2013 (10:02 am)
that version of the GT wagon was kind of like a discount V70R. For the LL Bean crowd.
#27511 of 29664 Re: Legacy Power Wagon [stickguy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 10, 2013 (10:09 am)
I'm amazed at the prices old, clapped-out, banged up Outbacks bring--it's very hard to find a good one. You don't even want to go near one that hasn't had the 2.5L engine's head gaskets replaced recently.
#27512 of 29664 Re: Legacy Power Wagon [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 10, 2013 (10:12 am)
The turbos had the semi-closed desk block, so there wasn't the same frequency of head gasket issues.
Thankfully Subaru redesigned the heads entirely on the F series engines (FA, FB) so that coolant isn't even routed through the gaskets any more, putting that issue to bed for good.
#27513 of 29664 Re: Legacy Power Wagon [ateixeira]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 10, 2013 (10:16 am)
What year was that, that they got rid of the headgasket issue? That's good info to know.
#27514 of 29664 Re: Legacy Power Wagon [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 10, 2013 (10:21 am)
I know when I was looking at OBs last year, that was one of the big changes from a 2012 to 2013 (moving to the new engine). I think the imprezza/forester moved a year earlier?