Last post on Jan 18, 2007 at 1:52 PM
You are in the Acura TSX
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Legacy, Acura TSX, Acura TL, Sedan
#489 of 498 Re: any news [krzyss]
Apr 19, 2006 (12:38 pm)
No info that I know of but it is most likely modified from the STi. I think the press release mentions that much.
#490 of 498 GT Limited vs TSX
Jun 26, 2006 (11:29 am)
I had a 2005 GT limited 5spd. It was a great car and a blast to drive. Unfortunately, most of my driving was to the shop. Problems with the steering, problems with the computer module, problems with the fan regulators. I just got tired of bringing it in. I bought a TSX (which I originally drove in my comparison when shopping for the GT). It may not have the performance of the Subie, but it's a great car and if Acura/Honda reputation is true, I'm done going to the shop. I just wish I bought it to begin with.
#491 of 498 Re: GT Limited vs TSX [sgl]
Jun 27, 2006 (10:02 am)
Sorry to hear about that, you did have a v1.0 model, FWIW. Most of them are reliable, though we hear a lot of whining about HAL the climate control-freak.
Better luck with the TSX.
#493 of 498 Advice on Used GT Limited Sedan please
Jan 18, 2007 (10:48 am)
Any thoughts on how far back I should go in Model Years? This will be my "bad weather" car and what is most important to me is:
Heated Steering Wheel (do they offer this?)
Great Audio (how is the stock audio on a GT limited?)
Is there a specific package that you'd all recommend?
Were there any major fixes in 06 or 07 that would prevent you from recommending a used 05?
Thanks for your recommendations.
#494 of 498 Re: Advice on Used GT Limited Sedan please [vsroman]
Jan 18, 2007 (1:00 pm)
Limiteds all have heated leather seats. So those two are resolved.
Heated steering wheel, no. You do get heated mirrors and windshield wiper de-icers, though. They call that the AWP, or All-Weather Package.
Audio isn't really a strong point, you could get a MacIntosh stereo on VDC Outbacks, but not on a Legacy GT.
06 had some safety upgrades that improved side impact scores measurably. 07s got satellite radio as an option plus an aux input for an iPod.
#495 of 498 Re: Advice on Used GT Limited Sedan please [ateixeira]
Jan 18, 2007 (1:34 pm)
Guess I'll have to save some $ for my local stereo shop! My price range is leading me to a 2005. Not much money left after recently buying my summer car (2001 Vette!
I've seen some pretty nice 05's 30-40K mileage range in the mid to upper teens.
Seems like a fun car for the money with a fairly luxury interior. Exterior looks just so-so but that seems to be true of most Suburu's. They truly are wolfs in sheeps clothing...
Any thoughts on reliability? Will I be making many visits to the Dealer? Do they use standard oil (every 3K miles) or synthetic? It's been nice visiting the BMW dealer once per year on my leased X3.
#496 of 498 Re: Advice on Used GT Limited Sedan please [vsroman]
Jan 18, 2007 (1:50 pm)
Exterior looks just so-so but that seems to be true of most Suburu's. They truly are wolfs in sheeps clothing...
Absolutely true. I used to see a Legacy and not ever really focus on it - now that I know what's under the hood, I think it's got a geat, understated look.
#497 of 498 Re: Advice on Used GT Limited Sedan please [vsroman]
Jan 18, 2007 (1:52 pm)
I believe the intervals vary, 7500 miles for non-urban and if you don't do short trips, otherwise cut that in half. But 3750 makes it tough to remember.
Subaru had gasket issues up until about MY2002, but not since. The turbo engines (EJ257) have been great. Other issues (wheel bearings on 02 and earlier Foresters and 01 and earlier Imprezas) didn't affect the Legacy. It's a pretty solid car.