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#1 of 10838 2005 Subaru Legacy and Outback
Jul 01, 2003 (4:28 pm)
These outdated, ugly cars better be replaced in 2005. The rear leg room is laughable. I hope the next Outback is more luxurious. I wonder what these will be like.
#2 of 10838 2005 Legacy
Jul 02, 2003 (4:57 pm)
Well, I've driven a 2000 GT Legacy since october 1999, and don't consider it outdated or ugly.
Take a look at the 2005. I's bigger,more powerful and more refined then the present car, and Subaru also sports a reliability rating that leaves the Volvo V70 in the dust.
Jul 02, 2003 (6:07 pm)
I LOVE THE VOLVO V70!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, I meant by today's standards the Legacy/Outback are outdated and in my opinon it is ugly. Thanks for the link. It was very informative.
Jul 02, 2003 (6:22 pm)
thanks for the link
Jul 03, 2003 (5:36 am)
came close to leasing an S60 AWD sedan. but after taking a look at consumers reports reliability ratings,there was no comparison with respect to the Subaru and Volvo. The Volvo is on their list of used cars to avoid,and every Subaru is on there list of used cars to buy. Looks aside, which i don't find ugly, the GT has been a joy to drive ,especially in snow,and super reliable, at 60,000 miles only brakes and tires. it's also nice to pass a $60,000 Lexus spinning its wheels when my sube glides by effortlessly. The Volvo is an attractive car, lov its safety recor,but reliability seems to be its weak point.Anyway, will be getting the new GT at the end of the year.
#7 of 10838 Get the S60
Jul 03, 2003 (9:18 am)
It is a great sedan. Don't pay attention to Consumer Reports because I have looked at discussions about Volvos (and others) that have a 100% happiness record with the owners. For example, the Dodge Ram has totally happy owners and Consumer Reports did everything but admit they were paid by Ford, GM, and Toyota to do so. A very similar situation occured in the Volvo S60, V70, and S80 reviews. Even Consumer admits the Volvo V70/S60 have average reliability in its 2003 Car Buying Guide. Volvo has great dealerships anyway, so u will almost enjoy taking your car in if u have to, LOL.
Jul 05, 2003 (6:40 pm)
The new Legacy looks great! Very sporty and very European. The rear looks like a more aggressive version of my mom's Audi A4; I love those dual exhausts (will the regular 2.5 have these?). The gauges are sweet looking too. I must admit, Subaru did an excellent job redesigning this car. They may have their first mainstream hit with this car and I may actually look into a Subaru for the first time.
#9 of 10838 You won't regret it...
Jul 05, 2003 (7:02 pm)
Subaru has very high owner loyalty. Most Subaru owners that I know, are repeat buyers. Feel free to join us here at the Edmunds Subaru Crew forums.
Jul 05, 2003 (10:08 pm)
I too, wouldn't consider a current Subaru. I don't like the styling of ONE of their current vehicles. I don't like the Impreza wagon and sedan, Legacy and Outback wagons and sedans, Forester, or Baja. I think my favorites of the current Subarus as far as styling are the Legacy and Outback sedans. They are nicely enough styled but of course are in the most competitive class of the whole Subaru lineup and so are the slowest selling Subarus. For the record, the Baja is the worst styled Subaru ever. What was Subaru thinking of when they designed those BLAND and plain UGLY taillamps. Good riddance! They look like they're from the '80s.