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Subaru, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
Your Community Leaders are ateixeira and rsholland.
Aug 13, 2004 (6:47 am)
They really said the knock sensor was not covered? Is it a B2B extended warranty, or just the powertrain?
Call 800-SUBARU3, I'd hope this is the type of thing that is covered. Is yours a Subaru Gold? The 3rd party ones have all kinds of exclusions.
My brochures list the Outback as having cross bars, but not the GT. Low profile roof rails only.
corvette: we're not stoppin' ya! Go for it. Even if you want something else later, resale is very good. I just checked and my wife's 2002 Legacy cost us less than $18k, they're not selling for $16k more than 2 years later, with more miles than we have on ours.
Allen: congrats! Hopefully you get to drive it once in a while!
#3526 of 10838 Edmunds on the Leg
Aug 13, 2004 (7:05 am)
I liked this comment:
Legacy finally offers a no-compromises alternative to those European brands
They complained a bit about the automatic, but as we've seen here YMMV, and I bet it just hadn't properly adapted to their aggressive driving style.
Brakes and handling both rated "excellent", and noise rated "Low". Not a bad combination.
They list 0-60 in 7s for an auto wagon, wish they'd also road tested a sedan with a manual, to get an idea for the spread.
#3527 of 10838 Misc from the review
Aug 13, 2004 (7:11 am)
grove4 and Pedalles had a nice pair of quotes.
They even liked the stereo, scored it 8 out of 10.
Aug 13, 2004 (9:13 am)
Yeah but I bet Alex (i-club) can get free clutches from one of his sponsors! LOL
#3530 of 10838 Re: any difference? [goneskiian]
Aug 13, 2004 (9:56 am)
It's Peninsula Subaru
but I was also considering the one in Everet.
Aug 13, 2004 (10:15 am)
I bet some of the reviewers don't know there's a sport mode. Car and Driver didn't -- they complained about slow downshifts, but that is easily remedied by sliding the lever left to engage sport mode (but don't use manumatic, since it takes you out of sport mode).
Aug 13, 2004 (10:36 am)
All I can say is sampling these on the track, in cars that had been worn in by hard driving, the tranny never once hesitated or let me down.
I'm a huge fan of manuals but this is among the better automatics I've sampled, much better than Volvo's or VW's for instance. Definitely not a match for Porsche, but with a down-to-earth price I can accept that.
#3533 of 10838 Re: Edmunds on the Leg [corvette]
Aug 13, 2004 (11:15 am)
The Valley Motors data provide the first comparison of 0-60 acceleration times of the Legacy GT and the Outback XT that I have seen from a single source. The small difference (5.84 vs. 5.92) doesn't surprise me and is probably within measurement error.
Aug 13, 2004 (11:28 am)
That confirms Subaru's estimate of 5.9 seconds for the Outback XT.
It's amazing, I remember when 8 seconds was quick and anything less was truly fast.