While other manufacturers such as Ford listed as the car with the most repairs in 5 years, I was surprised even the most expensive luxury car like Mercedez Benz ranked way below Lexus. This valuable tool will help you negotiate your best price. People that ride in it cant believe that it is 9 years old. While it isn't the biggest midsize sedan out there, average-sized backseat passengers should find the Legacy adequate for trips across town and beyond. The 2009 Subaru Legacy offers buyers all the comforts of the finest sports sedan coupled with the sure-footedness afforded by Subaru's standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
We do wish that steering-wheel mounted controls for audio were standard across the line, but as it is they are not available on the base 2. Just did the timimg belt, waterpump and new spark plugs. Yes, the tranny can be a little balky at times, but I knew that before I bought it. The ride is so smooth and quiet. Trim-level, package and stand-alone options include a 243-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, four- and five-speed manually-selectable automatic transmissions, a six-speed manual Spec. Being 6'2 and having the seat positioned all the way back still allows passengers in the back to not feel claustrophobic.
All trims but the base 2. Still, when driven at an everyday pace, the Legacy behaves not unlike its less-athletic competitors. Combined with the liberal use of quality materials, the Legacy's passenger cabin conveys a solid sense of refinement. You will not feel the road at all. Likewise, highway ride is well within the range of comfortable.
When the time comes to get serious about purchasing, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which shows the typical transaction price paid for the Legacy in your area. One thing I really do love about the car, is that it has a timeless look and blends in with more modern cars without looking outdated. Overall it's an amazing car and I'm blessed to have it be my first car. The one thing I never expected out of the car was to get a quarter of a million miles clocked on the odometer without serious maintenance; the casual changing of tires and oil keeps the car on the road. Vehicle Details Inside the Legacy, a decidedly sporty three-spoke steering wheel sets an athletic tone enhanced by supportive seats, straightforward gauges, metallic trim and crisp, contemporary styling. We did notice the Legacy's frameless doors make it difficult to open or hold a door without touching the window. I can comfortably fit four adults in the car without problems.
While not as smooth or refined as the engines offered by Honda and Toyota, the Legacy's drivetrain is every bit as reliable and its low-slung design helps reduce the height of the Legacy's center of gravity. For even sharper handling and sportier accessories, check out the limited-edition 2. Over time, Kelley Blue Book expects the 2009 Subaru Legacy to hold strong resale values, with the Limited models topping the list. A new, lower priced Legacy 3. Despite an aging platform, the Legacy is still fresh enough to compete with newer designs from Honda and Toyota, avoiding the trapezoidal grille and awkward styling that permeated much of the Subaru line over the last few years. One of the boxer's advantages is its lower center of gravity that promotes better handling.
Driving It We drove the turbocharged 2. With a light steering effort and small turning circle, the Legacy is pleasant around town and in a parking lot. We'd expect similar ride and handling from the less-powerful 2. The engine's turbocharger comes on quickly, strongly and smoothly, the steering is also responsive and handling limits are high enough to promote outbursts of enthusiasm. Notable standard safety features include front side-impact airbags and front and rear side-curtain airbags. My experience shows that this is a very reliable and luxurious car. The trunk space is no slouch and even moved me from Texas to Oklahoma State in one trip, just me.
Very satisified with the Lexus brand. . No longer associated mainly with snowbound Vermont drivers and die-hard ski fans, the Legacy has blossomed into a handsome and sporty mainstream vehicle, offering top-notch ratings in the areas of safety, comfort and resale value. The interior has held up great. . . .
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