Last post on Jul 14, 2007 at 7:11 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Legacy, BMW 3 Series, Acura TSX, Sedan
#5 of 14 Re: Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B [blk900t]
Jun 02, 2007 (8:51 am)
As I said, I would like to spend more time in it to either confirm or deny my initial reaction.
I never said the car handled poorly. I just said it didn't seem to have the "tossability" of my WRX. I'm sure the same could be said of a Mini vs. a BMW 3; both excellent handling cars, but I bet the Mini is more fun on a country road. That's sort of what I'm suggesting. Again, with more seat time with a spec.B, I could change my mind. I'm sure the same could also be said of a BMW 3 vs. a BMW 5; both excellent handing cars, but the 3 will likely be more fun.
#6 of 14 I got an 08 spec b
Jun 02, 2007 (4:50 pm)
Well guys i got an 08 spec b. Have it since may 4th. What a car it is too. Traded in my 05 ob xt ltd for it. My wife has an 07 Forester XT so I'm very familiar with Subarus and the turbos to boot. This car is a much better handler than the others. Its faster,has better braking and a silky smooth clutch and shifter. My other subbies where all autos (had 6 altogether). Love the memory seats a must have with 2 people of different heights driving. The alcantara seats are a big improvement over the leather in the 05 ob and the 07 forester. It has better sound insulation too,very quiet car. Great stereo and the navi is a very nice feature to have in the dash than on the dash. Have almost 2000 miles on it and put in mobile one at 200 miles. have done that with every car I've owed in the last 20 years. I'm getting about 22-24 mpg 50/50 city/highway commute sometimes going 80mph. I hope the car holds up as good as my 05 Forester XT that my son too over when my wife got her 07 forester. He has 98,000 miles on it now and other than brakes at 40,000 and 80,000 the car never had anything go wrong. solid as the day we took it home from the dealer brand new.
#7 of 14 where are the sti alawyjeff
Jun 03, 2007 (12:43 pm)
I KNOW THAT RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA AND THE SAN BERNANDINO SUBARU DEALERS HAVE ALOT OF 07 STI'S
#8 of 14 Re: I got an 08 spec b [alwaysjeff]
Jun 04, 2007 (8:23 am)
Congratulations, you must be the first here on Edmunds with that particular model. I'm a bit envious.
#9 of 14 I just got my '07 Spec B
Jun 08, 2007 (5:29 pm)
Traded in my 03 Mazda 6s 5-speed for my Spec B. My boy has enjoyed his Legacy GT for over a year now and convinced me to test drive the Legacy. Wow! This car is just as good at carving corners, but far more sure-footed in every day driving. Acceleration and performance exceed my old '92 Dodge Stealth RT-Turbo, but much more poised and comfortable on the road. I love the understated black and blue suede interior, and wonderful charcoal metallic with the 10-spoke wheels -- Tuxedo cool. James Bond could roll up in this car!
I don't turn heads all the time with my style, but I definitely take their breath away with SpecB performance. I love not being a cop-magnet. (A big "thank you" to all the WRX drivers out there...)
I got a good deal on the '07, too.
Step 1: Drive the car.
Step 2: Gulp hard, write check.
Step 3: Smile every time you turn the key and fire it up!
#10 of 14 subaru legacy GT performance pack
Jul 11, 2007 (8:53 pm)
I have an 07 Legacy GT, and recently had the dealer install the performance pack consisting of new mufflers, air intake and heat shield. The extra power is great. The problem is the air intake makes a terrible grinding noise at moderate acceleration. The noise changes to a more normal sounding one at more heavy acceleration. It is really an awful awful noise. Is this normal? I don't really trust the dealer at this point to tell me the truth, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#11 of 14 Re: subaru legacy GT performance pack [caaron]
Jul 12, 2007 (7:58 am)
Check if anything is loose, perhaps have someone rev the engine slowly while you're under the hood, searching for the source of noise.
An intake kit often removes a silencer to increase power, so there is some trade-off. Grinding does not sound normal, though.
#12 of 14 Re: subaru legacy GT performance pack [caaron]
Jul 14, 2007 (1:18 pm)
I'll check it out for you as my friend actually designed it. I may get it for my 05 LGT as well.
#13 of 14 Re: subaru legacy GT performance pack [paisan]
Jul 14, 2007 (6:28 pm)
That would be great. It adds significant power but the noise is awful. I'm wondering if they installed the intake correctly.
#14 of 14 Re: subaru legacy GT performance pack [caaron]
Jul 14, 2007 (7:11 pm)
Shoot me an e-mail directly mikeiace.com and I'll get some info for yah.