Last post on Aug 02, 2007 at 7:22 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Mazda MAZDA6, Sedan, Wagon
#1 of 25 Mazda6 vs Subaru Legacy and Outback
Jul 10, 2007 (4:51 pm)
i am planning on purchasing a wagon, read some great reviews about subaru and also Mazda 6. this will be my first wagon. any thoughs?
#2 of 25 2008 - there will be no Legacy Wagon in US
Jul 11, 2007 (4:42 am)
If you are in Canada then it is still a choice.
You can buy Outback.
#3 of 25 Re: 2008 - there will be no Legacy Wagon in US [krzyss]
Jul 11, 2007 (9:27 am)
i did not know that, what about a year old one? any thoughs?
#4 of 25 Not many reliable wagons to chose from...
Jul 11, 2007 (6:11 pm)
...and their are even less now because you can no longer get the Legacy Wagon, instead you have to get the Outback version. I was considering the same vehicles when I was looking to replace my horribly unreliable 2001 VW Passat Wagon. We were originally thinking of going smaller with a Matrix/Vibe or Fit. Fit was unobtanium and the Matrix/Vibe had a terrible driving position that neither of us could get comfortable in. The only 2 choices left that I was considering were the Mazda 6 and the Legacy. The Mazda 6 dropped off of my list because it can only be had with a Ford built V6 and therefore the fuel economy is not great, not to mention the spotty reliability. My wife did not like the SUVness of the Outback or Forester(which I still consider a wagon), we both prefered the more sporty styling of the Legacy version. We also didn't want the turbo version because of the poor fuel ecomomy and bad experiences with or VW turbo. We went with a 2006 2.5i SE Wagon with the automatic and couldn't be happier. We also got a great deal on it paying under invoice after incentives. The AWD was not really needed and was just an added bonus. There are times I wish I had some of the more rugged features of the Outback (better bumper protection, higher tow rating, ground clearance, heated everything, etc...) but overall I am glad I went with the Legacy.
I wish Honda and Toyota would offer wagons again, preferably with Hybrid or Diesel power like they do in Europe.
#5 of 25 05 LGT Wagon
Jul 11, 2007 (9:10 pm)
Just picked up a great 05 LGT Wagon 5MT. So far with 30k on it I'm lovin it! I considered the Mazdaspeed6 but the dealers and national sales folks at the auto-show had no compelling reason or sales pitch to persuade me away from a Subaru, which left me with the feeling of "well if they don't want to sell it to me, then why should I buy it?"
#6 of 25 another question
Jul 12, 2007 (4:41 am)
Thank you Both very much for sharing your opinions!! i am a big fan of Manual plus with GT 240 hps that is very attractive, how is it on gas?
#7 of 25 Gas mileage of the LGT
Jul 12, 2007 (6:30 am)
Gas mileage tends to be pretty poor on the GT model, most people are getting below the EPA ratings. You might want to check out some Legacy GT specific forums to get a better idea. Seems you have to drive very conservatively to get good mileage with the turbo. But what is the point of having it if you aren't going to use it?
#8 of 25 Re: Gas mileage of the LGT [shrinermonkey]
Jul 14, 2007 (7:31 pm)
So far on mine with 30k miles, I'm turning 28+ mpg on the highway at 75-80mph. Haven't done any city or mixed driving yet with it.
#9 of 25 Re: Gas mileage of the LGT [paisan]
Jul 15, 2007 (10:41 am)
I regualarly get 31-32+ mpg on the highway with my N/A 2.5i wagon with the automatic. Recently got 32.3 mpg on a 1400 mile road trip 70+ mph most of the way with some city driving thrown in. It is the city drving that tends to be quite poor on the GT because of increased dip into turbo boost. It was the same with my old VW Passat 1.8T, decent hwy mileage but struggled to get over 18 mpg in town and that was w/o AWD.
#10 of 25 Re: Gas mileage of the LGT [shrinermonkey]
Jul 15, 2007 (5:34 pm)
I'll keep you guys posted when I start driving it on a daily basis how it does in city driving.