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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
Apr 27, 2009 (8:46 am)
Am in Canada and considering buying the Legacy wagon. Anyone out there have any experience with them? I know they don't sell them in the US anymore but thought another Canuck might be browsing. Also, they come with frameless windows, has anyone had any issues with this type of window. I recall my father having a car with them and they sucked but this was back in the '60s so I assume things have improved since then.
Cross shopping against a Forester and Jetta wagon.
#124 of 132 Re: Legacy wagon [weaselinsuit]
Apr 27, 2009 (9:07 am)
I've had Subarus with and without the frame on the windows.
The frameless ones have thinner pillars so blind spots are smaller. The doors are also lighter.
OTOH, you slam the door with the window half way down and you hear a rattle that is normal but can sound cheap. It's also a little harder to seal the windows. Our 2002 Legacy had a wind noise in the driver's door, but our 1998 Forester was quiet.
I could go either way. Our 2009 Forester has frames and it's been a great vehicle overall.
#125 of 132 Re: Legacy wagon [ateixeira]
Apr 27, 2009 (9:21 am)
Cheers, thanks for the info. I lean towards the wagon but She Who Must leans towards the Forester. Any guesses as to what we'll end up with?
#126 of 132 Re: Legacy wagon [weaselinsuit]
Apr 27, 2009 (10:05 am)
Wifey had a 2002 Legacy wagon. Now she has a 2009 Forester.
We both like the Forester better, FWIW. She's MUCH happier now.
#127 of 132 Re: Legacy wagon [weaselinsuit]
Apr 27, 2009 (10:11 am)
The Forester seems to have a better back seat spacing with foot room, is easier to park and has slightly better visibility. From riding as a passenger it seems roomier than my Outback wagon....and it also has a higher load height capability that would have held my new snow blower right side up instead of on its side.
However if pricing by you is like Chicago, left-over Outbacks might be $2000 less than the Forester.
#128 of 132 Re: Legacy wagon [saedave]
Apr 27, 2009 (10:21 am)
The outgoing Outback does have a longer cargo floor, though. That's the only thing my wife misses at times.
Overall she's much happier with the 09 Forester.
Apr 27, 2009 (10:51 am)
I appreciate the feedback. As I say, I suspect we'll end up with the Forester, which with two small kids still in booster seats may not be a bad thing, the added height makes a surprising difference when buckling them in.
#130 of 132 new to the forum
Jul 04, 2009 (11:06 am)
I am about to drive to the dealer to get new 2009 Legacy 2.5i. I test drove many different brands, opted out of Nissan CVT (2010 Subaru CVT as well), and decided on proven 4speed automatic. I am coming out of Olds Intrigue - good car if it wasn't for famous intake gasket, but it gave me many years of relatively trouble free driving.
I did a lot of reading, Legacy looked like a good buy with latest incentives. I like the looks and 4 wheel drive - important here in Toronto area.
Are there any particular areas to keep an eye on during first days/weeks of driving?
Do you change oil after first 1k or keep driving to 6k (km) as schedule says?
#131 of 132 Re: new to the forum [jhd]
Jul 29, 2009 (8:19 am)
During your test drive do a figure-8 in an empty parking lot to make sure all the diffs and bearings are operating smoothly (I'd do that in *any* car). Test drive with the windows open and the radio off to listen for any odd noises.
Also, buy it in the sunlight, so any paint or body flaws are visible.
Best of luck!
#132 of 132 Re: Ghost in my Legacy [tornadobrain]
Oct 30, 2010 (8:17 am)
My climate and audio controls in my 2007 Subaru Legacyused to flicker at times, too, and now they have gone completely blank. The heat and audio are still working, I just can't change channels or change the temperature. I checked and replaced all the fuses that could be linked to this problem and it still persists. Any suggestions?