Thursday, October 27, 2016
Quickie Used Car Review - Subaru Legacy Wagon (2009-2014)
The Good: Fun to drive, practical wagon body
The Bad: Noisy
The Say: A wagon that you can enjoy on a daily basis.
Go For: 2.5 GT Touring
Price Range: P730,000-P1,200,000
Our Rating: ****
Full Review: Used Car Review - Subaru Legacy (2009-2015)
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The wagon body for the Legacy nameplate arrived first back in the 1990s but was revived a decade later. Do take note that the wagon was marketed until November 2014 and would be the last of its kind, while the sedan is sold until March 2015.
Only one engine is offered: a 2.5 4-cylinder that is turbocharged and paired to a regular automatic. While you may lament that it lacks V6 power, this one has a broad torque curve which means that power can be achieved as early as 2,500rpm with boost 200rpm later and full blast at the 4,000rpm range. Getting behind the wheel, it still has that fun to drive personality which Subarus are known for and a switch (Sport gives you more fun while Sport Sharp is hardcore) comes standard that adjusts to your driving needs. Before we leave this paragraph, all wheel drive comes standard.
Like most rivals from East Asia, rear space is habitable which is complemented by an interior full of high quality materials. One thing to know is that this vehicle utilizes an electronic parking brake rather than the conventional one that others use.
What Should I Get
Only one model is available, the GT for the sedan configuration. This one comes with a 261hp 2.5 paired to an all wheel drive system, six airbags, ABS brakes, traction control, hill holder, front and rear fog lamps, HID headlamps with auto on/off, pop-up headlamp washers, sun roof, automatic rain sensing wipers, leather seats, front power seats with memory function, cruise control, paddle shift, 60/40 fold rear seat, automatic dual climate control, alarm, keyless entry, and immobilizer.
How Much Would It Cost Me
Maintaining one would cost you more than the competition especially that Subaru is known for their pricey maintenance costs and their standard all wheel drive system would result to poor fuel economy. Pet peeves include power windows that malfunction and the transmission although it is better to check out some electronic parts and the turbo.