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Subaru Legacy, Sedan, Wagon
#76 of 95 legacy arrivals...
Feb 26, 2004 (2:36 pm)
zoomer1 wrote, "New Legacys should be hitting the lots soon and the showrooms around late March."
I would be very surprised if the '05 Legacy's start hitting the lots at the end of March. They're only going into production in the middle of March. I would bet it will be more like late April or early May when they hit the dealerships. Although I hope you're right as I've got my eye on a GT Limited Wagon and the sooner the better!
#77 of 95 Late May or early June...
Feb 26, 2004 (4:34 pm)
is when they'll arrive.
Feb 27, 2004 (8:24 am)
EBD is standard on the Legacy, in fact the Forester XS and XT have that already. Every Subaru has 4-channel ABS now.
Legacy will get a rear LSD for traction, plus AWD obviously, but not traction or stability control. I think that Subaru is a leader in traction management and IMO this is a mistake.
The Ford Focus offers stability control, so does the Scion xB. This is not exotic technology any more.
#79 of 95 Stability Control
Feb 27, 2004 (10:31 am)
Good point juice. At this point it is strange that Subaru is still treating the VDC as an exotic technology when most foreign $30K+ SUVs and cars have it as standard.
Safety Subaru, safety is your upscale ticket. Use it - don't keep it in one model configuration!
Feb 27, 2004 (10:46 am)
That was 2 years ago, today Toyota has it standard on every SUV period. Even the RAV4. In fact that's probably what prompted Consumer Reports to put the RAV4 ahead of the Forester for #1 in their ratings.
Honda has promised the same by 2006, let's see how Subaru responds.
#81 of 95 Any price intel ?
Feb 27, 2004 (12:44 pm)
I have solved my "gap" problem by extending my Acura TLS lease by 3 months (to end July). I am looking to buy either the 2.5 GT sedan (Manual tran) in either regular flavour or limited, does anyone have any price info or best guesses for these 2 ?
Feb 27, 2004 (12:53 pm)
Not yet, but we'll find out as soon as they are announced.
Feb 28, 2004 (10:36 am)
"Zoomer headroom in the 04 I tried was definitely not enough is that what your friend that bought the Maxima tried?? I am hoping the 05 has more and headroom and better lowering seats then the 04. From what I have read in this discussion headroom is better in the 05.
as far as M/T got to have it. you can't buy a quick car and then give it a disadvantage!"
I believe it was a 2003. Got one with very low mileage.
If you must have M/T AND AWD with headroom and it has to be less than $30 your choices are limited. Go up in price a little bit and you can try the Jaguar X type 2.5--maybe a Murano if you want a lot of room but that is not a Sedan. Volvo S60 maybe with autostick...
Feb 29, 2004 (7:10 pm)
Passat offers AWD with plenty of headroom in their wagon. They are about $26k. The 1.8t engine is 180 hp and available with a manual tranny and AWD.
Feb 29, 2004 (7:44 pm)
can you even find a bare-bones GLS 4motion wagon (which stickers at $26.6k)? I think most dealers would have 'em loaded up, easily taking the price to $28k or more.