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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Subaru Forester, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, Sedan, Wagon
#1 of 1296 All-New 2010 Legacy/Outback?
Feb 23, 2009 (4:58 pm)
Stopped by a Subie dealer over the weekend to test drive the 09 Forester and the friendly sales rep causally metioned that a new 2010 Legacy/Outbook may show up in showrooms early summer 09, and among the changes will be windowsils and possibly a 5-speed automatic. He also thought the new Forester might get a 5-speed automatic in a year or two. Wondering if anyone else has heard these, or any other such rumors?
#3 of 1296 Re: All-New 2010 Legacy/Outback? [rsholland]
Apr 01, 2009 (8:31 am)
motortrend.com has an article on the 2010 Legacy along with pictures. Main diffferences are size (larger). framed window glass, CVT on 2.5, 5 speed auto on 3.6, 6 Speed manual on GT, big hp bump on turbo.
#4 of 1296 Is bigger really better?
Apr 01, 2009 (1:25 pm)
Saw pics on Edmunds Inside Line today. Too big. Too much like a coming together of Legacy/Accord/Mazda6 with just a dash of Camry. I'm disappointed. I like Subies, but this one barely looks like one. Add to that the added mass. The current Accord and Camry are almost large cars. The Mazda6 loses it's nimble packaging and now the Legacy. Oh, well. So much for a tidy package that's fun to drive!
#5 of 1296 Re: Is bigger really better? [zoomzoomn]
Apr 01, 2009 (4:03 pm)
The new Legacy is one inch longer than the current model, and is about 50 pounds heavier.
Yeah, it's 3+ inches wider and higher, and with a 3 inch longer wheelbase—all to make the interior more spacious. I understand it has 4 inches more rear legroom.
To me, Subaru made most if not all the right moves here. It will surely appeal to a larger audience, which is what they're looking to do.
#6 of 1296 Re: Is bigger really better? [zoomzoomn]
Apr 03, 2009 (9:50 am)
I tend to prefer small cars but the Legacy was just too close in size to the Impreza sedan. You want a tidy package that's fun to drive, buy a WRX.
In fact some say the Impreza actually had more rear leg room. Not any more.
#7 of 1296 New legacy looks great
Apr 07, 2009 (5:21 am)
Really think the new Legacy looks attractive - but I understand that styling is subjective. Objectively, it is bigger - which is good, without being much heavier (+50 lbs is nothing). The larger volume, wider track and longer wheel base will probably help both handling and comfort. Subarus have always been rugged and dependable - but they needn't look "rough" too. New models always look a bit strange (okay - Subarus more than most) but eventually you get used to the new style. This is a more mainstream look - which is fine as long as they keep the inside goodness (awd, boxer engine, low center of gravity, good handling, and dependability) that is the essence of a Subaru.
#8 of 1296 oxymoron
Apr 07, 2009 (9:39 am)
"low center of gravity" and "3 inches higher" describe new 2010 Legacy.
PS I wonder if this is the same car the rest of the world will see.
#9 of 1296 Re: oxymoron [krzyss]
Apr 07, 2009 (10:21 am)
We get a wide-body version. I understand Japan, and maybe some other markets too, will get a slightly narrower version. Probably for tax reasons.
#10 of 1296 Vote: How many of you will buy 2010 Legacy MT or wait for AT?
Apr 07, 2009 (4:07 pm)
I wonder how many of you will buy the 2010 Legacy GT which will available only in MT (manual transmission) and how many of you will wait until the AT shows up.
Thank you for your time.