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You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
Your Community Leaders are ateixeira and rsholland.
Jul 06, 2003 (10:35 am)
I've been driving a Legacy Gt since October 1999, have 60,000 miles on the car, and it hasn't presented one problem. This is my first Japanese car,and my first Subaru,and it has proven to be rock solid,reliable and drives like it's glued to the road in snow. As for the looks, I find it to be attractive, and would even compare it to the V70, but only in the looks department,as the V70 can't approach theGT's reliablilty record. Perhaps Volvo dealers are great guys and some would welcome frequent trips to the service bay, as for me I'll forgoe the free donuts, and just keep on driving LOL. And I'm getting the 2005 when it comes out,sold on Subaru, after only one car.
#13 of 10838 Beauty and sales
Jul 07, 2003 (10:43 am)
You like the Outback sedan, and find the Axiom magnificent (in your profile)? It's cool, we're all entitled to an opinion, but both of those are sales duds. Subaru sold both of the Outback sedans they produced this year (LOL), and the Axiom bombed so badly they may take Isuzu down for the count entirely.
They may not stand out but the current lineup isn't exactly ugly (perhaps Baja is an exception), and they've always been about substance over style anyway.
Any how, Subaru has done well, since 1995 sales have almost doubled, imagine now if they start selling cars that are also attractive, like the new Legacy. It can't hurt.
#14 of 10838 I'm not saying I like the Outback/Legacy sedan
Jul 07, 2003 (10:53 am)
I'm just saying they're the best-styled Subarus which IMO isn't saying much.
Jul 07, 2003 (11:02 am)
Sales seem to indicate the public prefers Subaru's wagons, by far.
Any how, they've hired Andreas Zapatinas away from Alfa, and he formerly worked at BMW, at a time when BMW had its best designs (pre-Chris Bangle Uglification).
Since then, the B11S concept drew plenty of attention and the Legacy is the only design he's overseen. So it's looking good, in more ways than one!
#16 of 10838 libertycat - Probelm with Subarus?
Jul 07, 2003 (11:45 am)
You don't seem to like the way the Subaru Legacy's look but you like the Volvo. Hmmm? Interesting eye you have, but to each his own. IMHO Audi or Saab (Aero owner) have the best looking sport wagons, but I like the Subaru (Legacy GT owner).
I think the new Legacy is going to be an awesome car, it should be compared to the Audi, BMW, Saab, Volvo, MB, etc. Subaru doesn't have any cache, but they have always been competent performers. Now with upgraded interiors they should more highly regarded. Subaru is the poor/wise(wo)mans Euro wagon. 3/4 of the performance for less than 1/2 the price. Now they will be = the performance + for 1/3 the price. They make the Euros better work harder; where do you think this AWD, sport wagon craze revived from? Subaru!!!
#17 of 10838 I like Audi and Saab styling too
Jul 07, 2003 (11:53 am)
BMWs look better after Chris Bangle IMO. I didn't like former BMWs. AND I love ALL current Volvos except S40, V40, and C70.
Jul 07, 2003 (12:23 pm)
See how opinions vary? IMO Bangle has almost ruined BMW, the designs at least. They all seem to be getting hunch-backed. The new 7 is getting an emergency face-lift, too.
The new 5's front end looks like Dame Edna's glasses. Hideous. The 6's spy shots look worse than the 7.
It's almost pointless to debate it, styling is subjective. So if you like 'em, great.
To come back on topic, reaction to the new Legacy has been generally very positive.
Jul 07, 2003 (4:42 pm)
o.k. what do u mean by THAT? IMO Bangle has beautified formerly ugly BMWs. The new 5, 6, and X3 series are BEAUTIFUL and the 7 Series isn't bad.