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Apr 19, 2004 (9:22 am)
Reliability is better than average. More importantly, the Subaru Crew here on Edmunds has a rep from SoA as an active member, and she really takes care of us. That's why a lot of us have more than one Subaru. My family has owned 6 total, 4 currently.
I've seen them in person in Detroit and then again in Philly, plus I own a 2002. It's a big improvement, no doubt. Nicer headliner, padded too, fabric covered A-pillars, better finished carpeting edges, stuff like that. 4 level heated seats and side curtain air bags are standard, too.
I have not driven a TSX. The Volvo S40's rear seat is smaller compared to the Legacy's, it's closer to WRX in size. Actually I think the WRX has more head room.
With an aluminum hood, roof rails, front and rear bumper beams, the Legacy will lose 180 lbs, so the 2.5l engine should feel more than adequate unless you're Speed Racer.
IMO the Subie boxer mates up well to an automatic because it's a torquey engine that doesn't have to rev high to make power.
#1073 of 10838 Any Performance info ?
Apr 19, 2004 (9:49 am)
I am in the situation where I have been offered a deal of $500 over invoice for a Legacy sedan GT MT if I commit within the next week.
The question I still have is what the acceleration performance is likely to be. I would be very dissapointed if I put my money down and then the car tested with 0-60 in the 6's. Can anyone shed any light in this area (I guess the driving factors will be weight and gearing, both of which I have no info on), Thanks
Apr 19, 2004 (9:57 am)
0-60 in the 6s is not too shabby. That's quicker than the automatic Altimas and Accord with a V6, and about where the MT models are.
Having said that, the Forester XT was clocked at 5.3 seconds, and while the Legacy is slightly heavier (though the different will decrease) it's also rated for 40 extra horses, and 15 extra lb-ft.
I'd guess about 5.5 conservatively, with the MT. Maybe 6.4 for the auto. The auto might be quicker since this is the new 5 speed with Sportshift controls on the steering wheels.
I think $500 over is a good price right now, if you hesitate you might have to wait a few months to match that.
#1075 of 10838 Re: Any Performance info ? [ntk1 #1073]
Apr 19, 2004 (10:01 am)
Subaru's preliminary estimates on the GT 0-60 time is 5.5 seconds. Given that all things considering, the GT will be somewhere between the STi and FXT, 5.5 seconds sounds about right. Subaru typically will provide conservative estimates until a car magazine posts their data. Keep a heads up for next month's car magazines -- they'll probably have reviews.
Apr 19, 2004 (10:03 am)
I'm driving one on May 17 and will give you my butt-dyno estimates.
Apr 19, 2004 (10:16 am)
Oh yeah, *if* I fit in the seat!
#1079 of 10838 watch out for that parking brake
Apr 19, 2004 (10:22 am)
#1080 of 10838 Re: thats a big dyno [njswamplands #1077]
Apr 19, 2004 (10:29 am)
LOL! Poor juice.
Hey, as long as it's accurate, size doesn't matter.
Apr 19, 2004 (10:31 am)
Only this is a family group you left yourself wide open for some lewd comments:-)