short: A little
GT sedan that really can.
when the Subarus where “inexpensive and built
to stay that way?” The Legacy, in this case, is
a higher-priced sport model with up-to-the-minute technology
and a four wheel drive concept that attracts early buyers.
The constellation-named brand has created original-looking
production vehicles along with creative concept cars
over the years. Studying the Legacy, you may wonder
where the design talent went. Well, it is pretty much
just another little sedan.
little sedan that can, that is. Being at the top of
the manufacturer’s ranking in the World Rally
Championship, performance has been a driving factor
in the minds of Subaru’s engineers. Borrowing
form the racing machine, you get a city car with great
handling and Porsche-like acceleration. You’ll
fit up to five people and still have a full-sized trunk
for your groceries. Speaking of Porsches, we’ve
heard that the Subaru boxer engines sometimes go into
the German sportscar as a replacement engine. We were
a little taken aback with the lag from a full stop,
but once the RPM increased, it simply wanted to go.
In this day and age, we would have expected controls
for the radio etc. on the steering wheel.
an ecological note, the Legacy leaves behind very little
pollution, as it is a designated Super-ultra Low Emission
Vehicle. You may be convinced by a test drive, so don’t
be shy and try it out. Perhaps you’ll find one
at a fitting price, which can be easily done.
a review of the 2008 Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Limited
Warranty/Service: 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty,
5 year/60,000 mile powertrain, 5 year/unlimited mileage